Asian Studies
Students at the Confucius Institute

We are the top Asian Studies department in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2018) and in the top 2 for student employability (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2018).

Bronze lion in the Forbidden City

The Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh offers an extensive programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Mount Fuji viewed from Chureito Pagoda

Japanese was first taught at Edinburgh in 1976 and the Honours programme commenced in 1990. Today we offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study.

Rigveda manuscript

The Sanskrit Department at Edinburgh is the only one in Scotland (and one of only four in Britain). We teach a wide range of topics in the field of Indology from pure language study to religion.