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30 Master of Art Degrees in Asian studies

A Master of Arts, or MA, is a globally recognized academic achievement that builds upon the skills obtained in a related bachelor’s degree program. Students admitted to Master of Arts programs have typically completed coursework in a broad variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, English, history, humanities, philosophy, theology, fine arts, and social sciences. Just what is a… Read more

A Master of Arts, or MA, is a globally recognized academic achievement that builds upon the skills obtained in a related bachelor’s degree program. Students admitted to Master of Arts programs have typically completed coursework in a broad variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, English, history, humanities, philosophy, theology, fine arts, and social sciences.

Just what is an MA in Asian Studies? Students who sign on for a Master of Arts in Asian Studies program thoroughly examine Asia’s increasingly prevalent role in global commerce, politics, and culture, and they are generally prepared to take on roles that relate to highly complex economic, diplomatic, and cultural issues. Common topics of study in an Asian Studies MA program include Asian history, politics, security, language, and culture. Successful graduates gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a wide variety of local, national, and international positions.

Advanced Asian Studies degree holders have the skills necessary to take on a broad assortment of well-paying positions involving history, commerce, political science, anthropology, sociology, and foreign languages. They are prepared to work in numerous global positions and can generally command higher salaries than their bachelor’s degree-holding career competitors.

The cost of obtaining a Master of Arts varies greatly from school to school and country to country, so it’s critical that interested students contact each school of interest for specific tuition information.

Students who successfully complete a Master of Arts in Asian Studies degree program are prepared for work in a broad variety of global positions and industries, and they are able to obtain professional positions related to government and politics, international services, research, education, and business, among other related fields. 

If an MA in Asian Studies sounds like something you would like to pursue, explore the numerous options available globally using Masterstudies’ extensive database and lead form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Franc ... +

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities, and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by inte ... +

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities, and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by international staff affiliated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen this International Relations Master's program focuses on the political economy and international relations of China, Japan, and Korea. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

Both the two-year and one-year MA programmes in Asian Studies (120 EC) offer further specialisation in a country, region, or aspect of Asia. This structure allows us to accomm ... +

Both the two-year and one-year MA programmes in Asian Studies (120 EC) offer further specialisation in a country, region, or aspect of Asia. This structure allows us to accommodate students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, objectives and expectations. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Explore the major political, economic, and historical issues affecting Asian diplomacy, business, security, culture, and more. Focus and refine your studies with thematic or p ... +

Explore the major political, economic, and historical issues affecting Asian diplomacy, business, security, culture, and more. Focus and refine your studies with thematic or professional specializations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Zhejiang University International Business School
Jiaxing, China

The Master of China Studies (MCS) is an MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s economic, cultural, and societal context. Zhejiang University International Busi ... +

The Master of China Studies (MCS) is an MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s economic, cultural, and societal context. Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS), partnering with the Institute of China Studies, infuses business trends into the longstanding China Studies program. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to work analytically, and to gain an in-depth understanding of China. ZIBS provides academic support, corporate support, and teaching space. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Chinese
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Washington, USA

Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA) aims to produce students who are conversant at the expert level in the languages, politics, economics, history and societal aspects of ... +

Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA) aims to produce students who are conversant at the expert level in the languages, politics, economics, history and societal aspects of Greater Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The Eurasian MA is an interdisciplinary program that combines Anthropology, History, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies and Sociology. We define Eurasia inclusiv ... +

The Eurasian MA is an interdisciplinary program that combines Anthropology, History, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies and Sociology. We define Eurasia inclusively, comprising not just the five post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, but Xinjiang, Mongolia, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe. We believe the Eurasian MA will allow you to explore a wide range of intellectual interests, to receive rigorous training in your chosen field, and to take an interdisciplinary approach to whatever research questions you develop. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

CAS will provide the much-needed research and educational training for current and aspiring scholars, commentators, workers in non-governmental organisations (NGO), and civil ... +

CAS will provide the much-needed research and educational training for current and aspiring scholars, commentators, workers in non-governmental organisations (NGO), and civil servants who aim to improve their knowledge and academic competence on China-Africa relations to take up the emerging opportunities. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia

We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational stu ... +

We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment. The programme creates tailor-made study packages at our partner universities across Asia and the Middle East and values the need to fine-tune your practical skills through internships (included in the programme) in private companies, state organisations and NGOs. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would ... +

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would enable them to reach a good level of proficiency in one of the four languages; Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. The summer between the first and second year of study is spent in the region following an intensive language module. In the two-year pathway, students can take intensive South East Asian language with either MA South East Asian Studies, MA History, MA Religions of Asian and Africa, MA Medical Anthropology, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Migration and Diaspora Studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Trier University
Trier, Germany

Dealing with current issues of governance and government requires a deeper understanding of contemporary policy and governance challenges in different parts of the world. This ... +

Dealing with current issues of governance and government requires a deeper understanding of contemporary policy and governance challenges in different parts of the world. This Master's program covers two major world regions, the European Union and East Asia. Students will learn to analyze how these regions adapt to often disruptive and transformative economic and political changes. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The Department of Asian Studies currently offers an English-language graduate program in the China section only. The MA program includes a wide variety of courses on Chinese h ... +

The Department of Asian Studies currently offers an English-language graduate program in the China section only. The MA program includes a wide variety of courses on Chinese history, archaeology, philosophy, intellectual history, political thought, traditional China’s interaction with Asian and European cultures, as well as culture, society, and politics in traditional, modern, and contemporary China. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Ocean University of China
Qingdao, China

The College of Liberal Arts, Journalism, and Communication at OUC offers this Master’s of China Studies program for international students with a keen interest in China who ho ... +

The College of Liberal Arts, Journalism, and Communication at OUC offers this Master’s of China Studies program for international students with a keen interest in China who hope to broaden their previous studies or experiences of China, and for those who may have had little exposure to China in their studies to date and are limited by their Chinese language ability. It also aims to equip advanced, specialized personnel with a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of China. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The University of Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Looking for an English-language interdisciplinary M.A. program that offers research-based, innovative, and critical perspectives on contemporary India? Want to analyze and und ... +

Looking for an English-language interdisciplinary M.A. program that offers research-based, innovative, and critical perspectives on contemporary India? Want to analyze and understand the social, economic, political, and cultural transformations that characterize India today? Like to become part of a vibrant, stimulating center in an international academic environment? If your answer to these questions is yes, then apply now for the M.A. program in Modern Indian Studies at the CeMIS! -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Oct 2021
Campus