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5 Master of Science Programs in Asian Studies

A Master of Science (MSc) is a graduate degree that usually follows the earning of a bachelor’s degree and focuses on a field related to science. This type of graduate diploma usually takes around one to two years to earn, and it can be a great way to remain competitive in the career field or lead to a PhD. What is an MSc in Asian Studies? This type of program tends to look at Asian countrie… Read more

A Master of Science (MSc) is a graduate degree that usually follows the earning of a bachelor’s degree and focuses on a field related to science. This type of graduate diploma usually takes around one to two years to earn, and it can be a great way to remain competitive in the career field or lead to a PhD.

What is an MSc in Asian Studies? This type of program tends to look at Asian countries, such as China, Japan and Korea, and instruct students on international relations and dimensions of culture concerning those countries and their relationships with the rest of the world. Coursework is likely to involve social topics, politics and history related to Asian countries. In addition to in-depth studies, students may be required to complete a master’s thesis or project. Time spent abroad may also be required by some programs.

Earning a master’s degree in Asian studies can give students a better understanding of cultures outside their own. Becoming fluent in a foreign language and learning about politics and business practices is also a great way to pad a resume or CV, possibly leading to higher salaries down the road.

The cost of earning a master’s degree differs depending on the country of study, school and length of the program. Contact the admissions office of your program of choice to understand all of the costs involved with earning your degree. 

Graduates with an MSc in Asian Studies may have a variety of jobs available to them on the international scale. With adequate language skills and a detailed understanding of business, history, politics and more, graduates may be able to find work as consultants, communications officers, researchers, analysts and a variety of other positions with international companies. Graduates may even be able to find work in the political scene as ambassadors or aides to politicians and other figures when they visit foreign countries. For those looking to further their education, this degree can also be a gateway toward a PhD and a career in teaching.

Online courses for earning a master’s degree in Asian studies may be available for students in need of distance learning options. To learn more, 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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Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Hong Kong

With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the PolyU MSc in China Business Studies (CBS) programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of busin ... +

With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the PolyU MSc in China Business Studies (CBS) programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of business practices and the ability to analyse changes in government policies and regulations that affect business operations in China. -
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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Interested in an exciting international career? Apply to our Master's Programme in Asian Studies! This interdisciplinary programme is aimed at students who, after their underg ... +

Interested in an exciting international career? Apply to our Master's Programme in Asian Studies! This interdisciplinary programme is aimed at students who, after their undergraduate studies, want to gain area expertise on contemporary East and South-East Asia. The programme offers students an opportunity to specialise regionally and thematically. Students choose a country or a region of focus in East and South-East Asia but also read courses that are more general and deal with cross-regional issues. During the fourth semester, you will have the possibility to travel to Asia to carry out fieldwork and collect material for your Master's thesis. -
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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS MSc Politics of Asia fosters close analysis of politics in Asia—both South Asia and East Asia, with additional options covering Southeast Asia and Central Asia. How d ... +

The SOAS MSc Politics of Asia fosters close analysis of politics in Asia—both South Asia and East Asia, with additional options covering Southeast Asia and Central Asia. How do globalization, nationalism, nuclear rivalry, and urban development affect political life in Asia? What drives the politics of ethnicity, religion, and gender? How should we understand the specific characteristics of politics (both formal and informal) in India, Pakistan, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, as well as Indonesia, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and many other countries in the region? -
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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA South East and Pacific Asian Studies programme provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions, and stude ... +

The MA South East and Pacific Asian Studies programme provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions, and students gain competency in language skills, intercultural awareness and understanding. Students on this programme come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some join after having acquired an interest in South East Asia during their undergraduate career, or as a result of travelling in the region. This South East and Pacific Asian Studies MA programme also attract mature students: some take the MA degree as partial preparation for employment in the region; others, having lived in South East and Pacific Asia for a number of years, seek to place their experience and impressions into a more structured, analytical framework. Knowledge of a South-East or Pacific Asian language is not a prerequisite for admission to this programme. However, all students on this programme are required to take a South-East or Pacific Asian language as one of their modules. -
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English
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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Applicants apply for the MSc Development Studies programme but can decide to follow the Contemporary India Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required ... +

Applicants apply for the MSc Development Studies programme but can decide to follow the Contemporary India Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required for this pathway. We welcome applications from those who have worked in a broad field of development, but also from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in, and understanding of, development issues in Contemporary India. -
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26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus