East Asian Studies

SubjectInternational Relations, Humanities

LevelMaster

Type of DegreeMA

CostEUR 2,083

Funding-

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Is this programme for you?

East Asia is booming. Or is it? How have some East Asian countries achieved such economic growth and global prominence in so little time? What are the global implications of the rise of East Asia?

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by international staff affiliated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen this International Relations Master's programme focuses on the political economy and international relations of China, Japan and Korea.

The track takes a multidisciplinary approach. Lectures and seminars are taught by experts in international relations, history, economy or law. You will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, writing and research skills to analyse developments from a local and global perspective. Work placement and study abroad are optional.

Why study East Asian Studies at the University of Groningen?

  • A unique International Relations Master's track on the politics and economy of contemporary East Asia
  • A multi-disciplinary approach towards developments in contemporary China, Japan and Korea
  • Options to study or gain hands-on experience in East Asia
  • Further opportunities to focus on Hong Kong, Taiwan or emerging countries such as Mongolia

How to apply

Prospective candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History can submit an application to the IR Admissions Board.

Career Prospects

This degree has been designed for students who aspire to a career related to East Asia in international business, international cooperation, diplomacy, media and academia.

Possible jobs are:

  • Business consultant
  • Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Diplomat
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher


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