Politics, Society and Economy of Asia

The one-year Master’s in Asian Studies specialisation Politics, Society and Economy at Leiden University is specifically designed for students interested in taking a social sciences approach to understanding one or more countries or regions of modern or contemporary Asia.

Choose Politics, Society and Economy of Asia at Leiden University:

  • Gain expertise from the diverse perspectives of modern history, sociology, development economics, media studies, political science and international relations, and anthropology.
  • Tailor your qualification to reflect your specific interests thanks to a modular programme structure that offers electives throughout the programme and an individually supervised thesis – you can choose your area of expertise by country, region, discipline or field.
  • 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.
  • Choose a university where expertise on Asia is internationally renowned and covers all Asian regions: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia.

Within the Politics, Society and Economy specialisation, knowledge of an Asian language is not required, but students have the option of taking an intensive modern language course at beginner’s level in Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Korean or Hindi.

Check out the programme in Politics, Society and Economy of Asia.

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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