In the Asian Studies programme at Lund University you will meet teachers who are engaged in both teaching and research and have broad experience in the region. We focus on the development of different countries but also study the region's importance in international politics.
You choose your country or a region of focus in East and South-East Asia, but also read courses that are more general and deal with cross-regional issues. The curriculum enables you to specialise based on your regional, thematic, and disciplinary focus and to critically examine and discuss issues within the field of East and South-East Asia. During the fourth semester you will have the possibility to travel to Asia to carry out fieldwork and collect material for your master thesis.
Graduates of the MSc Programme in Asian Studies have a number of career opportunities available to them. Many graduates continue to doctoral studies at universities throughout Europe and beyond. Some of our students work in government administration, for example, foreign ministries, embassies and various European Union and United Nations agencies.
Others obtain employment in civil society organisations 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.
- 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
- Data Collection and Analysis
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
You can apply mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Language Studies View 35 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A BA degree in the social sciences or humanities.
English 6/English Course B.
International10703 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21407 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000
Living costs for Lund
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.