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 Modern Indian Studies

University of Göttingen
Online Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 11 more

This English-language Master's degree program 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 program 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 program. Topics taught include social, cultural and economic phenomena of modern India. The program is supported by the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS).The English-language master's degree program 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 program 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

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.

Students enrolled in this programme will spend their first semester at NUS (August to November) and are expected to read 4 modules (16 MCs) and prepare a project proposal. Students will spend their second semester at ANU (February to June) during which they will complete the ANU graduate core course and one elective graduate course in Southeast Asian Studies (excluding language courses). At ANU, students will also complete their research project under joint NUS-ANU supervision.... [-]


Master in Contemporary China Studies (MCCS)

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Macau China Hefei + 1 more

The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic [+]

The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development, throughout the two year programme students can test their insights on the challenges to the Chinese state and society in the 21st century by interacting with Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, decision makers and opinion leaders. Upon completion of the study programme, the graduates will be able to contextualise China’s ascent in the broader global context and to link this issue to debates about international relations and theories of development.... [-]


Master’s Program of Asian Studies

Tamkang University
Campus Full time September 2019 Taiwan Taipei

The Master’s Program in 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.... [-]


Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Canberra

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific areas of the Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. In this program, you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific in the world. [+]

With Australia’s economic, political and strategic future increasingly linked to the Asia Pacific region, professionals across a range of sectors are seeking to upskill their vocational expertise on the languages, cultures, economies, histories, politics and societies of our neighbours.

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific areas of the Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. In this program, you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific in the world.... [-]


Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates of the Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies program will have a possibility to work in different state, non-governmental and private institutions such as public institutions. [+]

The postgraduate programme of East Asia Region Studies (EARS) is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of East Asian contemporary politics and society. The programme is mainly concentrated on modern political, economic, social and cultural issues of East Asian countries, i.e. Korea, Japan and China, but also provides possibility for students to study region’s history, traditions and religions. The best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of VMU’s partner universities in East Asia.

Competencies acquired Knowledge of contemporary politics, economics and society of China, Japan and Korea. Ability to critically analyse East Asian and international political and economic processes. Understanding of changes and development trends of East Asian countries. Effective communication skills across East Asian cultures and audiences at a personal and professional level. Ability to use research, communication and evaluation methods and tools in educational, informational, consultation and other activities. [-]

Official Master - EU-China: culture and economy

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Barcelona

This program has inherited the experience of previous UAB own master, enjoying great success in its four editions and has been renovated becoming an official study from the 2012-2013 course, the first of its kind in the world Hispanic-Chinese business and throughout the Spanish territory. This recognition gives it valid throughout the EHEA, which together new alliances and institutional restructuring at the organizational, methodological and competitive level, it becomes a quality study recognized in the Campus of International Excellence UAB. [+]

The Autonomous University of Barcelona through the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, together with the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation i the Center for Studies and Research on East Asia, offer "Master European Union - China: Culture and Economy". This program has inherited the experience of previous UAB own master, enjoying great success in its four editions and has been renovated becoming an official study from the 2012-2013 course, the first of its kind in the world Hispanic-Chinese business and throughout the Spanish territory. This recognition gives it valid throughout the EHEA, which together new alliances and institutional restructuring at the organizational, methodological and competitive level, it becomes a quality study recognized in the Campus of International Excellence UAB.... [-]


Master in History and Oriental Studies: Global Cultures

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Italy Bologna

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centred approaches and methodologies. [+]

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centred approaches and methodologies. Hybridisation among methods and research fields, experimentation of new forms of interaction between academics and students, and a strong emphasis on cross-cultural and transnational connections are all essential elements for a new critical perspective in the study of past and present academic discourse.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme A community of students: students at GLOC feel they are part of an international community of scholars and friends International environment: students at GLOC have a chance to meet scholars, professors and friends coming from everywhere Renown faculty: students at GLOC can attend courses taught by Italian and invited international scholars well known in the field A non traditional teaching: students at GLOC can experiment new forms of interaction with their professors in and out of class Dedicated spaces: students at GLOC have their own classrooms, a meeting room for group works, and a common room to chat and relax Admission requirements ... [-]

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in South East Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Singapore + 2 more

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their literature, cinemas, and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni. [+]

Research Degrees in South East Asian Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their works of literature, cinemas, and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in South Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Singapore + 2 more

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world-leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history, and postcolonial studies. [+]

Research Degrees in South Asian Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world-leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history, and postcolonial studies. The Department has two ERC grants: Francesca Orsini for the comparative study of the multilingual literary histories of North India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa; while James Mallinson has one entitled “The Hatha Yoga Project: Mapping traditions of transnational physical yoga practice through philology and ethnography”. Amina Yaqin’s current research projects include a collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Pakistan and the University of East London for the ‘Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue’ research project funded by the RCUK. This follows on from an earlier AHRC funded international research network, ‘Framing Muslims’. Rachel Dwyer is CI on an AHRC funded International Network with the University of Leeds: Soft Power, Cinema, and the BRICS.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Japanese and Korean Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Singapore + 2 more

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics, and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth-century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. [+]

Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics, and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth-century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea.... [-]


MDes Transcultural Design / China Studio

L’École De Design Nantes Atlantique
Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2019 China Shanghai India Pune + 3 more

Throughout the MDes Transcultural Design / 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. [+]

A postgraduate program in two years specialized in Transcultural Design, a single master’s degree in design

Throughout the MDes Transcultural Design / 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.

Program in partnership with the Fineart college of Shanghai University

Main themes Anthropology Design in a Chinese context Multicultural approach

The MDes programs, established over two years, are organized in four semesters validated by 30 ECTS each. A consequent and increasing personal working time is expected for each module.... [-]


Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA San Diego

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. [+]

GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China.

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S.

The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science, and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions.... [-]


Master’s Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. [+]

Programme Overview

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. Its approach is grounded in the context of retrospective genesis methodology of Asian Studies.

The programme provides students with a range of skills required to understand the processes that are taking place in contemporary Asia. The programme is distinguished by its inter-disciplinary approach, which enables students to supplement area studies with courses on international trade, investment, and business, thus providing them with necessary tools to analyze economic, political and cultural issues relevant to Asian countries. A number of courses will focus specifically on relations between the Russian Federation and countries in the region. The programme's academic content is complemented by research projects and opportunities for language training.... [-]


Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's 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. [+]

Programme Overview

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's 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, the 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 geopolitical standing in the context of the wider Arctic region.... [-]