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Asian Studies

Leiden University

12 months
Duration
17716 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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About

The Asian Studies programme at Leiden University is your opportunity to earn a specialised qualification from one of the leading centres for Asian studies in Europe.

Overview

The Asian Studies programme at Leiden University offers one-year specialisations in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the History, Arts and Culture of Asia, and the Politics, Society and Economy of Asia, as well as two-year specialisations in China, Japan, Korea.

Customise your degree

With an expansive curriculum and flexible programme format, the MA in Asian Studies allows you to tailor your degree to reflect your interests or career ambitions. Choose to focus on a language and a single country, or on a specific discipline and region, with access to an unmatched range of diverse electives.

What our graduates do

As a graduate of the MA in Asian Studies, you are qualified to work within a variety of fields where there is a demand for expertise in Asia, including journalism and publishing, international trade and marketing, business, public relations, education and development aid, and in government, international organisations and NGOs.

Some of the occupations of our graduates include:

  • Account manager at a translation agency
  • Project manager at a trading and consultancy company in India
  • Owner of a consultancy firm
  • Consultant at a defence and security company
  • Communications officer at an animation studio in Japan
  • Relations management officer at an organisation promoting internationalisation in education
  • Editor at an academic publishing house
  • Content editor at a booking website

Programme Structure

Specialisations:

  • Chinese Studies (MA) 
  • East Asian Studies (MA) 
  • History, Arts and Culture of Asia (MA) 
  • Japanese Studies (MA) 
  • Korean Studies (MA) 
  • Politics, Society and Economy of Asia (MA) 
  • South Asian Studies (MA) 
  • Southeast Asian Studies (MA) 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • February & September (1 Year), 
  • September (2 Year) - Japanese Studies, Korean Studies

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree,
  • Knowledge of the nature and role of as well as the ability to analyse and report on academic inquiry in the humanities or social sciences; and
  • Prior education must include completed components at the bachelor’s level (which may include the thesis) equivalent to at least 30 credits on at least three out of these six disciplines: history, art, culture, politics, society or economy of one or more East Asian countries or regions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17716 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17716 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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