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Southeast Asian Studies

Leiden University

12 months
Duration
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

The Southeast Asian Studies MA programme at Leiden University explores Southeast Asia in-depth and from the perspective of its history, literature, media, culture, religions, philosophy or philology.

Overview

This Southeast Asian Studies MA programme at Leiden University is designed for highly-motivated students interested in studying Southeast Asia from a comparative and global perspective. You will explore the countries or regions of Southeast Asia through the lens of complementary disciplines including history, literature, art and art history, media and cultural studies, religious studies, philosophy and philology.

A flexible degree format allows you to tailor your degree to reflect your interests or specific career goals. Choose from a broad range of electives, select your own area of research for your MA thesis, and focus your studies on a language and a single country, or on a specific discipline and region.

Southeast Asian Studies at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. During your studies you will learn from some of Europe's best scholars in the field. Small classes allow for direct contact with your lecturers, who offer insights from the leading edge of Asia-related research. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Asian Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA). 

Career prospects

  • 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

Courses include:
  • Asia through Consumption
  • Constructing Digital Language Toolkits
  • Critical Approaches to Heritage Studies
  • Cultures of Resistance in the Post-colonial World
  • Democratizing Histories
  • Economic Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
  • From Inkwell to Internet: Text and Transmission in the Muslim World
  • Histories of Southeast Asia

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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 Dutch research university with specialisation: South and Southeast Asian Studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

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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