Asian Studies

Welcome to one of the UK's most highly rated university departments for Asian Studies, ranked third in The Complete University Guide's East & South Asian Studies League Table 2020.

Postgraduate destinations

Choose from a range of four-year degrees in Chinese and Japanese. All single and joint honours combinations include a Year Abroad. 

Choose from a selection of taught and research-led degrees in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and East Asian Relations. Programmes range from one-year masters to PhDs.

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.

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.