Asian Studies

Welcome to one of the UK's most highly rated university departments for Asian Studies, ranked fourth for East & South Asian Studies in The Complete University Guide  - Subject League Table 2021.

We teach undergraduate programmes in Chinese and Japanese, and offer a range of taught and research-led postgraduate programmes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and East Asian relations.

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Tell us what you think of a potential new postgraduate opportunity

We would like to hear your views on a potential new postgraduate opportunity in East Asian Studies. This taught MSc programme on the humanities and social sciences of East Asia would be aimed at students with a background in the study of China, Japan, or Korea. It would either be an on-campus or ‘hybrid’ programme.

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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.

Explore one of the most dynamic countries in East Asia and gain a unique vantage point on crucial topics of relevance across the Northeast Asian region and the globe. Find out about our three postgraduate degrees.