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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 skill… Read more

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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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. -
MSc
Full-time
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
Campus
 
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
Aug 2022
01 Feb 2022
Campus
 

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HSE University
Moscow, Russia

HSE University offers this program with partner academic institutions in the UK. Courses are taught in English and include modules on the various political, economic, and soci ... +

HSE University offers this program with partner academic institutions in the UK. Courses are taught in English and include modules on the various political, economic, and social processes in Eurasian states. Graduates often pursue careers in government agencies, global firms and corporations, Russian and foreign media, and NGOs. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
10 Aug 2022
Campus
 
International University of Japan
Niigata, Japan

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in ... +

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan’s experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP was jointly developed by JICA and IUJ under the JICA-DSP.JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Development Studies Program (JICA-DSP) ”JICA-DSP” is a program that invites future leaders from partner countries to Japan to complete master’s or doctor’s degrees at Japanese graduate schools, where they learn about Japan’s experiences with its own modernization and development experience with Japanese development cooperation to other countries. JICA and universities in Japan jointly built and offer the JICA-DSP. Students will not only study in their respective academic fields, but will also learn much from modern Japan’s experience of development, which differs significantly from the history of growth and development found in the West. Students can study the “Japanese experience” systematically, including even negative ones, so that they may use this knowledge to contribute to the development of their own countries. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
24 Mar 2022
Campus
 
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
Feb 2022
Campus
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
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 2022
01 May 2022
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functi ... +

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functional principles that define Western, Central, and Eastern Europe in conjunction with Russia and Eurasia. -
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
Campus
 
L’École De Design Nantes Atlantique
Shanghai, China

Throughout the MDes International Design Strategy / China Studio students will learn to decipher the local behaviors and understand the Chinese market to offer a coherent proj ... +

Throughout the MDes International Design Strategy / China Studio students will learn to decipher the local behaviors and understand the Chinese market to offer a coherent project, adapted to users, with an anthropological approach to design. This program is a stepping stone to an international designer career. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos T
Madrid, Spain

The student will acquire transversal knowledge of different subjects related to the European Union and China. The objective of this Master is to offer a multifaceted and broad ... +

The student will acquire transversal knowledge of different subjects related to the European Union and China. The objective of this Master is to offer a multifaceted and broad vision of current affairs that allows us to understand the rapid transformations of society in a global and interconnected scenario. To understand the economy it is necessary to delve into the culture and to understand it it is essential to carry out an analysis of the historical foundations. -
Master
Full-time
English, Spanish
Online
 
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 2022
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
 
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania

With the global demand for development specialists, the International Politics and Development Studies program, being one of the rare BA level programs of its kind in Europe ( ... +

With the global demand for development specialists, the International Politics and Development Studies program, being one of the rare BA level programs of its kind in Europe (and practically sole in Eastern Europe) is unique in that it, in addition to providing classical Political Science education, lays fundamentals of development and international relations theories and practice, all this with a focus on one of the developing regions. Programme Specializations: Heat and Energy Conversion, Mechanical Energy Conversion, Biological and Chemical Energy Conversion, Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
01 Jun 2022
Campus