Asian Studies

Taught masters programmes

Choose from a range of taught masters programmes in Asian Studies and related disciplines.

What can I study?

MSc in East Asian Studies

Giving you a thorough grasp of social, political, historical, economic and cultural factors, this new taught Masters programme in East Asian Studies is designed to equip you with the knowledge to critically engage with, understand and articulate the complexities of East Asia and its constituent countries in a global context.

With only one compulsory taught course, and options from a very wide range, the programme gives you freedom to design your own postgraduate coursework and research, and you will be able to choose the pathway best suited to you, focusing on relations between China, Japan and Korea, or specialising in one country. You will also be trained in research skills and methods, and complete a 60-credit dissertation.

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

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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 these taught masters 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. 

Applications to start a masters programme in September 2024 are now open. 

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