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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

The Master of Arts in Asian Studies program equips students with perspective on the impact of this ever expanding region of the world and the impacts of Asia on the rest of the world. Career options for graduates of a master's degree in Asian Studies offers a variety of specific career paths including positions within the public private sectors, international business opportunities, teaching abroad, diplomatic interpretation, and many other exciting professional opportunities across Asia.

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Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus 2 years September 2018 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 of Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus 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.... [-]


Official Master - EU-China: Culture And Economy

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus 1 year September 2018 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’s Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'

Higher School of Economics
Campus 2 years October 2018 Russia Moscow

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 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 6 more

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.... [-]


MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in South East Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

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.... [-]


MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in South Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

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.... [-]


MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

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.... [-]


Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 2 more

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written materials 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 materials 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.... [-]


Master's in Orientalistics

University of Latvia
Campus 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

The Master’s Program of Orientalistics is offered at the Department of Asian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities (University of Latvia). First students were matriculated in the year 1997 and until now the University of Latvia is the only university in the country that confers an academic degree in Oriental Studies. The framework of the Program includes not only to language studies, but also other sub-disciplines: classical Orientalistics (studies in history, literature, religion etc.) as well as modern Asia (studies in popular culture, current social issues etc). This Master degree program combines language and culture studies, which are related to the student’s chosen language. The program includes two specializations: Literature and Culture and History and Society. The language acquirement is provided by professors from Latvia and foreign professors, whose native language is Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Turkish. [+]

The Master’s Program of Orientalistics is offered at the Department of Asian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities (University of Latvia). First students were matriculated in the year 1997 and until now the University of Latvia is the only university in the country that confers an academic degree in Oriental Studies. The framework of the Program includes not only to language studies, but also other sub-disciplines: classical Orientalistics (studies in history, literature, religion etc.) as well as modern Asia (studies in popular culture, current social issues etc). This Master degree program combines language and culture studies, which are related to the student’s chosen language. The program includes two specializations: Literature and Culture and History and Society. The language acquirement is provided by professors from Latvia and foreign professors, whose native language is Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Turkish.... [-]


Master in Asian studies: Korean Studies

Jagiellonian University
Campus 2 years October 2018 Poland Kraków

The curriculum includes courses specific for Asian Studies, specialty: Korean Studies. Specialised courses are in the curriculum from the very first semester. [+]

Programme description

The curriculum includes courses specific for Asian Studies, specialty: Korean Studies. Specialised courses are in the curriculum from the very first semester. Students are introduced to the specificity of Korean Peninsula in historical, philosophical, religious aspects, and to political and economic processes of the region. Learning the Korean language is the crucial part of the education process. The first year of studies takes place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and the second – at the Keimyung University. In the second year, students are required to complete the master’s thesis. Graduates shall be awarded two master diplomas in Korean Studies at the Keimyung University and at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.... [-]


Master in Asian studies: Master in Asia-Europe Relations. Exploring Business Opportunities

Jagiellonian University
Campus 2 years October 2018 Poland Kraków

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. [+]

Programme description

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. During the course of study, students learn about the specificity of actors in both regions viewed from a comparative perspective. The curriculum also aims to develop analytical and communication skills. Students choose an oriental language which they will learn for the whole duration of the study programme.

Learning the oriental language is an important part of the education process.... [-]


Master in Modern Indian Studies

University of Göttingen
Online Campus 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 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 12 months August 2018 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.

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 2 years August 2018 Macau China Anhui

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.... [-]