Our students appreciate the truly international milieu with fellow students from a great number of nations and teachers who are established experts on Asia in different disciplines in the social sciences.
The aim of this interdisciplinary Masters programme in Asian Studies at Lund University is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. Students gain expertise on contemporary Asian societies and are able to specialise, based on the regional, thematic and disciplinary focus they choose.
Most of our students carry out fieldwork in an Asian country of their choice. The students have the option of being affiliated with one of our partner universities in China (Peking University), Japan (Waseda University), South-East Asia (Kebangsan University) or India (Tata Institute of Social Sciences).
Graduates of the MSc Programme in Asian Studies have a number of career opportunities available to them after their graduation. Many graduates continue to doctoral studies at universities throughout Europe and beyond. Currently our graduates are enrolled in doctoral programmes in a wide range of fields including political science, economic history, service management, demography, international relations, legal studies, and sustainable development.
We also have students who continue in academia as programme managers for study courses, international coordinators, and research assistants. Some of our students work in government administration, for example, Foreign Ministries, the Nordic Council of Ministers, embassies and various UN agencies.
Other students obtain employment in NGOs around the world, for example, the Asia Foundation, the Red Cross, and Oxfam. In the private sector we find our graduates employed as business analysts, consultants, project leaders, project coordinators, business developers, brand managers, company directors, freelance journalists and newspaper editors.
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- Asian Studies
- The Economic Transformation of Asia
- Political Systems, Governance and Democracy in Asia
- region-specific courses (China, Japan/Korea, Southeast Asia)
- Methodology in Theory and Practice
- Applied Fieldwork (methods)
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university.
- Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.
- There may be some other country specific requirements.
International10445 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20891 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000
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