MASTERSTUDIES

8 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 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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MSc in Asian Studies

Lund University
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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 ...

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MSc Asian Politics

SOAS University of London
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MSc programme draws upon the concepts and methods of the sub-disciplines of comparative politics (political sociology and political economy) and international relations. The e ...

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MSc in Korean Studies

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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The MSc in Korean Studies is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to critically engage with these developments through recognised Masters-level training in both ...

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MSc Contemporary China Studies

SOAS University of London
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This 12-month programme combines high quality postgraduate social science research training with a comprehensive study of contemporary China. The MSc in Contemporary China Stu ...

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MSc Development Studies (Central Asia Pathway)

SOAS University of London
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Applicants apply for the MSc Development Studies programme but can decide to follow the Central Asia Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required for t ...

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MSc Development Studies (Contemporary India Pathway)

SOAS University of London
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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 ...

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MSc Politics Of China

SOAS University of London
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The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics modules of State and Society in the Chinese ...

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MSc in Japanese Society & Culture

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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Using Japanese source materials in tandem with the extensive English language literature on Japan, we will help you build upon and develop your own interests, focus on the asp ...

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