MA Asian Studies

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Program Description

The master’s programme in Asian Studies (120 EC) at Leiden University offers an outstanding qualification from one of the leading centres for Asian studies in Europe.

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Choose from eight specialisations

The Asian Studies master's programme offers one-year specialisations on East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the History, Arts and Culture of Asia and the Politics, Society and Economy of Asia and two-year specialisations on China, Japan, Korea.

Internationally-reputed scholars

Expertise on Asia at Leiden University is internationally renowned. Learn from some of Europe's best scholars in the field, many of whom are at the leading edge of Asia-related research. Small classes give you direct and regular contact with your lecturers, many of whom are at the leading edge of Asia-related research. All programmes make the most of Leiden University's world-class resources, including its famous collections of Asian artifacts.

Customise your degree

Tailor your qualification to reflect your interests or career ambitions. You can choose from a broad range of electives and select a your MA thesis. Choose to focus on language and a single country, or on a specific discipline and region.

Develop your language fluency

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop your fluency in a classical or modern language. You also have the option of taking an intensive modern Indonesian language course.

Benefit from our unique resources

All of the Asian Studies programmes make the most of Leiden University's world-class resources, including its famous collections of Asian artefacts.

Admission and Application

We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Asian Studies. Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/asian-studies/admission-and-application

Last updated Sep 2020

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Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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