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 Relations

Drawing on unparalleled staff expertise on East Asia, this taught Masters programme will help you critically engage with the factors shaping East Asian relations. Mixing core and option courses in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies, you’ll explore how social, political, historical, economic and cultural factors have made the region what it is today. You will 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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MSc in Korean Studies

Our one-year, taught Masters programme is made up of core and option courses, including the opportunity to learn the Korean language. Options span the Korean peninsula’s history, culture and society, its economy, urban development, public policies, politics and international relations. You'll receive training in research skills and methods and the programme finishes with a 60-credit dissertation.

Full-time, one year (all students) ​​​​​​

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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 2022 will open in October 2021.

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