Masters Programs in Asian studies

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Asian studies

Asian studies is used to refer to university degrees that equip the learner with knowledge on various aspects of Asian interest; ranging from the Asian people’ history, their culture, religions, languages and social-economic structures specific to the various Asian countries. The Asian studies masters degree is a multidisciplinary program that imparts knowledge to students, giving them the skills that should enable them to understand the various concepts of the Asian culture, social and economic structures unique to the Asian continent.

The benefits of enrolling for a masters program in Asian studies are numerous. Presently, the timing of the program can never be more perfect. The world economic balance is changing towards the Asian region. The Western super powers are looking towards Asia for investment opportunities as well as a market for their products. Getting a masters degree in Asian studies will undoubtedly give one an upper hand in weaving their way through the Asian economic world.

Asian studies are broadly categorized into three; Middle East studies, east and south Asia studies. Depending on which country or region one wants to target, the studies vary and therefore, one needs to make an informed choice before enrolling. The career goals and the intellectual interests of the student should be the guiding factor while making the choice. The masters degree in Asian studies in an important program for students who want to understand and evaluate the history of the continent, the present economic boom in the region and its role in defining the world’s economic future.

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Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Masters in Asian studies. Programme Overview The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers: politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geo-political standing in the context of the wider Arctic region. The Programme’s location in St. Petersburg with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage will provide students with unique opportunities for cultural enrichment, historical understanding and the learning of Russian language. Within the structure of the programme, students can take classes in Russian Language and... [-]

Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 months February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies is a joint programme of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (SES) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The courses broach all aspects of society, from culture to history, economics, politics and international relations. The programme allows students to begin or continue learning an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Korean. [+]

Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies The Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies is a joint programme of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (SES) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The courses broach all aspects of society, from culture to history, economics, politics and international relations. The programme allows students to begin or continue learning an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi1 and Korean. 1 This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne. Curriculum Courses (5 modules) (60Credits) : Beginner or more advanced levels] Chinese, Japanese, Hindi1, Korean Required courses and electives History, Literature, International relations, Social sciences and development studies, etc. 1 This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne. Research (60Credits) : Possibility of a internship either in an Asian country or related to Asia; thematic research and dissertation Mobility Master’s students are encouraged to go on exchange, if possible for a single semester, given the duration of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Under regulations, students may earn no more than 24 credits (or 2 out of 5 modules in the Master of Arts) while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Unlike other fields of study, Arts degrees are not geared toward a specific career and graduates generally need to gain additional experience on the job. Job opportunities may be found in... [-]

Master in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. [+]

Masters in Asian studies. This degree programme allows students to achieve proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. Students will also acquire sound knowledge of socio-linguistic and communication processes, as well as familiarity with IT and electronic means of communication, both in general and with reference to their language of specialisation. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrollment. Languages available: Arabic, Chinese/English, Chinese, Japanese Curricula available Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries Language and Management to China Language, society and institutions of contemporary China Language, economics and institution of Japan Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed in businesses and financial institutions operating in Asian and North African markets, in national and international public organisations, within volunteers’ facilities and institutions operating in co-operation and development sectors. They may also perform their professional activity in organisations and institutions in the field of economic, social and cultural integration, within sectors of specialised press and technical-scientific publishing, and in specialist... [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. [+]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies at Trinity This interdisciplinary two-year taught Master's degree in Chinese Studies offers a unique opportunity for you to engage deeply and critically with China today, and to provide a solid and rigorous foundation for your career aspirations. Our Master's degree in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. We approach the study of China from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including modern Chinese history and thought, politics and governance, language, society and culture. Flexible Design You can tailor your Master's programme according to your language ability and interests. Students choose between two key strands. Strand 1 offers you intensive Mandarin tuition in addition to the core modules on contemporary China, and aims to you to an intermediate proficiency level in spoken and written Mandarin. Strand 2 provides for students who have prior Chinese language learning experience and is also suitable if you are a native speaker of Mandarin. Strand 1: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history c) Contemporary Chinese society and politics d) China in comparative perspective e) Mandarin 1 f) Mandarin 2 Strand 1: Elective modules a) Governance and politics of the PRC b) Business and economy of contemporary China c) Religion and thought d) Chinese diaspora and language in a global context e) Mandarin 3 f) Mandarin 4 Strand 2: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history... [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Japan Beppu Germany Birkenfeld + 2 more

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

Masters in Asian studies. The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems. A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in the globalizing world. The... [-]

Master Teacher Training For Spanish-speaking Mandarin Chinese

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time 1 year May 2017 Spain Madrid

In order to meet the growing interest and demand in Spain and throughout Latin America by knowledge of Mandarin, Click Asia. [+]

Issuing institution: Universitario Ortega y Gasset Research Institute and Click Asia Presentation and objectives In order to meet the growing interest and demand in Spain and throughout Latin America by knowledge of Mandarin, Click Asia. Center of Oriental Languages ​​and Ortega-Marañón Foundation promote the realization of a training and masters courses for university students from China or sinohablantes of other nationalities who wish to specialize in teaching their native language to Spanish, Spanish-speaking US and Latin America in general, where China has a growing influence derived from its significant investments in the region. In this sense, the Master gives teachers a theoretical knowledge of Mandarin and the methodology used for teaching in Spanish-speaking societies. Program Development The course takes place from September 2015 to June 2016. 6 months 3 months theoretical and practical. The Master is taught in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. The theoretical part is taught at the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset (affiliated with the Complutense University of Madrid center) and Click Asia. The practical part is carried out in schools in Barcelona and Madrid which has reached a collaboration agreement. These practices consist in teaching classes for beginners Mandarin Chinese language teaching at primary and / or secondary and students of the Complutense University of Madrid. These aspiring teachers, probationary period, shall at all times support and advice of Click Asia, specialized in teaching oriental languages ​​based in Barcelona, ​​promoter of the project center. Requirements adminisión Possession of a university degree and a level... [-]

MA East Asian Economy and Society

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. [+]

Masters in Asian studies. The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. For more information, see the EcoS Website. We regard East Asia as more than just the sum of countries in that region. Rather than offering "light-versions" of Chinese, Japanese or Korean Studies, we focus on current transnational and regional issues as well as on comparative approaches. Reflecting the common traditions as well as the growing interrelation between Northeast Asia (China, Japan and the two Koreas) and Southeast Asia, we expanded our regular activities in research and teaching to include the ASEAN countries. We believe that it is impossible to achieve a proper understanding of regional and country-specific issues without a solid foundation in established theories and methods of social science. Acquiring and utilising such methodology is therefore a core characteristic of our programme. However, even the best methodological skills are unlikely to produce optimal results if they are applied out of context. Historical and cultural tradition, customs, and values limit the number of actually available options and influence choices in East Asian societies just as anywhere else. It is therefore no coincidence that our programme is based at an area studies department. EcoS was first offered in the winter term 2008. The objective of the programme is to... [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Programme Overview The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. What are the benefits of the programme? As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research. So come with us on a short exploration of each aspect of our programme, then contact us with assurance that if you are interested in graduate work in Asian Studies, this is the place to be! Master’s Programme "Socio- economic and Political Development of Modern Asia" is aimed at training researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research and to use internationally recognized methods of study in the areas of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regard to Asian countries and peoples. What will I study? Modern world order and Asia, the processes of globalization and modernization Socio-economic and political transformation of Asian societies Systems of modern public administration, hierarchy, political regimes and clan interactions National and religious identity in Asia Principal challenges in modern Asia: ethno-religious conflicts, ecological problems, water resources, inequality in socio-economic development International relations in Asia, international organizations, traditional systems... [-]

MPhil in Chinese

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Lingnan is now offering MPhil and PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in various areas. [+]

Masters in Asian studies. MPhil in Chinese Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Lingnan is now offering MPhil programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in the following areas: Chinese language, linguistics and stylistics Classical Chinese literature Comparative literature Literary theory Literature and cinema Modern and contemporary literature in Chinese (from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan) Teaching of creative writing and media writing Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a... [-]

MSc in Asian Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. [+]

Programme overview

The Masters programme in Asian Studies at Lund University is a popular programme and the largest Masters programme in Asian Studies in Northern Europe. Our students appreciate the truly international milieu with fellow students from a great number of nations and teachers who are established experts on Asia in different disciplines in the social sciences.

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. Students gain expertise on contemporary Asian societies and are able to specialise, based on the regional, thematic and disciplinary focus they choose. Most of our students carry out fieldwork in an Asian country of their choice. The students have the option of being affiliated with one of our partner universities in China (Peking University), Japan (Waseda University), South-East Asian (Kebangsan University) or India (Tata Institute of Social Sciences).... [-]


Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Australian National University - College of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Australia Canberra

If you’re fascinated by the Middle East and Central Asia, transform your passion into a qualification at Australia’s premier institute for studies of the region. [+]

Masters in Asian studies. If you’re fascinated by the Middle East and Central Asia, transform your passion into a qualification at Australia’s premier institute for studies of the region. Leading experts from the ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies will take you on a journey through the politics, international relations, modern history and political economy of the Middle East and Central Asia, drawing on our links with major counterparts in the Arab and Muslim world, as well as in North America and Europe. After completing your Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MMECAS), you will have the opportunity to take a Master of Diplomacy, graduating with two degrees. Admissions Requirements Domestic A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students International A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.... [-]

Master in Modern Indian Studies

University of Göttingen
Campus or Online Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Chile Talca Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 12 more

This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. [+]

Master in Modern Indian Studies (M.A.)For prospective India specialists: This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. In addition to academic knowledge specific to India, you will acquire well-founded essential knowledge from Regional and Cultural Studies. This will be consolidated by a visit to India, integrated into the degree programme. Topics taught include social, cultural and economic phenomena of modern India. The programme is supported by the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS).The English-language master's degree programme in Modern Indian Studies provides in-depth specialized knowledge of the subject, the ability to work independently on subject specific and interdisciplinary research and to apply gained insights. The degree programme qualifies students for a successful career by provision of expertise, methodological and analytical skills and forms the basis for further studies in doctoral degree programs.... [-]


NUS-ANU Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Australian National University (ANU) are well known globally for teaching and research in Asia-Pacific studies [+]

NUS-ANU Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies 

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Australian National University (ANU) are well known globally for teaching and research in Asia-Pacific studies. To promote further understanding of Asia and the Pacific, in particular Southeast Asia, the NUS and ANU have entered into an agreement to offer a Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies with effect from the first semester of academic year 2004/2005. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS through its Department of Southeast Asian Studies, and the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU will administer the joint degree.

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Master’s Program of Asian Studies

Tamkang University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

The Master’s Program of Asian Studies is carried out by Graduate Institute of Asian Studies. It is it sets up two sections, one Japanese Studies, another one Southeast Asian Studies. [+]

Asia is the area of human activity for a long history, and full of diversity of culture, religion and philosophy. In recent years, as a result of economic development, Asia has received more attention by the world. Meanwhile, accompanying with the economic development which results in politic change and democratization in Asia, even the issues of the development of constitutionalism, human rights, security protection, and economic integration, etc., Asia has becoming the focus of global concern. In the vast areas of Asia, East Asia is the place of our life and co-existence and prosperity. The most important adjacent neighbors of Taiwan were Japan to the north, South-East Asian countries to the south. There are close relationship among those areas. It is necessary to understand and study both two neighbors.... [-]


International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Masters in Asian studies. Introducing IMARES IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. Why Study Eurasia? In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn... [-]