Asian Studies, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
12 months
16700 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
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The MA Asian Studies at University College Cork provides a global academic context for understanding the rise of East Asia. On this programme we will equip you with a unique set of abilities to engage with the cultural, historic, economic, and political fabric of Asia. 


MA Asian Studies at University College Cork is designed to meet the different needs of a range of graduates with diverse interests in Asian Studies, Cultural Studies and International Relations. We offer a range of taught modules in Asian Studies across several disciplines – including politics, history, economics, business, culture, religion, literature, and linguistics including the option to spend a further study period in Asia.

Course objectives:

  • To increase understanding of Asia’s cultural, economic, and political significance in a connected world.
  • To equip students with an appreciation for East Asian history, philosophical thinking, and languages.
  • To create the ability to engage the diverse social, environmental, class- and gender-related aspects of Asian modernity.
  • To provide the analytical tools for a successful international career in an Asia-related context.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Film and the Study of Japanese Culture 
  • Business, Innovation and Globalisation in China
  • Ethnicity, Class and Gender in China
  • Korea’s Modern History and Economy
  • State-Society Relations and Economic Reform in China
  • English for Academic Study
  • Korean Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8), or equivalent in one of the following areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Science, History, Business, Science, or Engineering.  Applicants may be required to attend an interview prior to selection.
  • Applicants who do not meet the normal academic or requirements may also be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) following a review of their individual qualifications by the course committee. Admission of such applicants will be subject to the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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