12 months
14500 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Are you keen to understand more about the Asia Pacific region and its major role in the global economy? The Asia Pacific Studies course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) explores society, economy, politics, international relations and some of the pressing security issues in the region.

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The Asia Pacific Studies course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides a stimulating blend of theory and policy, and you’ll be encouraged to explore the interplay between the two.

You’ll broaden and deepen your understanding of major issues, developments and discourses about the history, politics, economy, society and culture of the region, leading to an in-depth dissertation on an area of your own personal or professional interest.

Future careers

The MA in Asia Pacific Studies will provide you with a comparative advantage for careers in journalism, diplomacy, international organisations, NGOs, and global businesses requiring knowledge and expertise in the international relations of East Asia.

The MA is designed so that, on completion, you’ll have studied relevant subjects and made the necessary preparation for doctoral research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asia Pacific Studies Dissertation
  • China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relations
  • Globalisation and Economic Development in the Asia Pacific
  • Political Changes and Social Movements in the Asia Pacific
  • Culture and Creative Industries in East Asia
  • The Anthropology of the Asia Pacific

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:1 degree in related subject
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • Non-native English speakers require IELTS: Score of at least 7.0 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time: £867 per 20 credits (UK)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /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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