Asian Studies

Undergraduate study

Choose from MA programmes in Chinese and Japanese, either as single honours degrees, or as part of a joint degree.

Chinese dragon


The University of Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland to offer an Honours degree in Chinese. The MA in Chinese can be taken as a single honours degree, or as a joint honours degree with subjects ranging from Economics to International Business, including a number of European languages.

MA Chinese Find joint degrees with Chinese on the Degree Finder

Japanese written characters on orange wall


Japan is a vibrant, modern society with a fascinating and ancient culture. Whether you are interested in its long history or in the startling contrasts which its modern face offers to the informed observer, the study of Japan and its language is a great and rewarding challenge.

MA Japanese Find joint degrees with Japanese on the Degree Finder



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Our undergraduate Open Days are a great chance to find out about student life in Edinburgh from the people who know it best: our students and staff. For potential students wishing to start their undergraduate degree in 2021, this year's Open Days are on Monday 15th June 2020, Saturday 26th September 2020 and Saturday 10th October 2020. 

Go to the University of Edinburgh web page on undergraduate Open Days