East Asian Studies

The one-year Master’s in Asian Studies specialisation East Asian Studies at Leiden University offers focused study of either China, Japan, Korea. Offering great flexibility in course selection, the programme allows students to study their country of choice from the perspectives of history, literature, art and art history, sociology, anthropology, media and cultural studies, religious studies, philosophy, economics, development studies, linguistics, or politics and international relations.

Choose East Asian Studies at Leiden University:

  • Enjoy a flexible course format that offers electives throughout the programme, an individually supervised thesis, and accommodates those with an interest in a region or country outside of East Asia.
  • Broaden and deepen your knowledge of East Asia while continuing to advance your fluency in an East Asian language.
  • Learn from some of Europe’s best scholars in the field at Leiden University, offering you the very best of Asia-related research in North-West Europe.
  • Tailor your area of expertise by choosing to focus either on language and a single country, or on a specific discipline and region, with many courses that examine regional issues beyond the study of a country or language.

It is also possible to focus on East Asian within the two-year Research Master’s programme Asian Studies and the two-year programmes Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies and Korean Studies.

Check out the programme in East Asian Studies.

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Asian Studies
  • Degree Master of Arts in Asian Studies
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60839

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