Asian Studies

Masters by Research programmes

Choose from a range of Masters by Research programmes in Asian Studies and related disciplines.

What can I study?

MSc by Research in Chinese

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (eligibility criteria apply)

Join our community and undertake a project comprising research assignments and a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

We have particular strengths in: classical and modern Chinese literature; modern Chinese culture; media; the performing arts and film; ancient Chinese philosophy and religion, modern Chinese politics and society.

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MSc by Research in Japanese 

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (eligibility criteria apply)

Join our community and undertake a project comprising research assignments and a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

We have particular strengths in: Japanese performing arts, both traditional (especially Japanese drama of the Tokugawa period), and contemporary; Japanese/Chinese relations; media and politics; the history of Japanese religion (especially Zhenyan or Shingon Buddhism); the Meiji period; traditional and modern Japanese literature.

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MSc by Research in Korean Studies

Full-time, one year (all students)

Join our community and undertake a project comprising research assignments and a 15,000-word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

We have particular strengths in: history; society and culture; economics; urban studies; security; public policy; political science; international relations.

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Entrance requirements, fees, funding and more...

You can find out about entrance requirements, start dates, fees and scholarship opportunities for all our Masters by Research programmes on the University of Edinburgh’s Degree Finder. Degree Finder links straight through to EUCLID, the online system for applying to postgraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. 

Applications to start a masters by research programme in September 2022 will open in October 2021.

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