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Masters degrees in Asian History explore the rich heritage of this vast region. Many programmes focus on the history of specific nations such as China, Japan or India. Others examine broader issues concerning the wider Asian subcontinent and its islands.
Postgraduate specialisms in this subject tend to include topics such as East Asian or South Asian history as well as Asia Pacific history Sinology or Middle Eastern Studies.
It’s become commonplace to acknowledge the rise of Asian nations such as Japan and China on the modern political, economic and technological stage. An understanding of the history of these regions (and their neighbours) can not only help explain this rise: it can also equip you with the skills to work in and around Asia in the future (whether in business, heritage, or education).
The History of Asia is also a fascinating postgraduate subject in and of itself, with the opportunity to challenge traditional global narratives of western dominance and innovation, or simply delve into the many unique Asian contributions to art, religion and science. As such, Asian History (and Asian Studies) offer many avenues for further research at PhD level and beyond.
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The MA in History allows you to traverse fascinatingly different periods of history, from the middle ages onwards. You can study British, European, American or Asian History, supported by the diverse expertise of historians working at Swansea University. Additional modules cover the history of art and culture, empire, gender, politics, religion, sexuality and science. Read more
The MPhil in World History at the University of Cambridge compares and connects the history of regions and empires into global histories that consider convergence, divergence and enduring historical dynamics, from c. Read more
This two-year programme combines the strengths of the MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia with intensive language training in Japanese or Korean. Read more
The MA in Asian Studies may be taken full time over one year or part-time over two or three years from the date of first registration. Read more
The Classical Islamic History and Culture pathway is designed for highly motivated students who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of the pre-modern Islamic world, together with the research skills necessary to carry out independent primary research work to a high academic standard through engagement with Arabic or Persian primary sources. Read more
The Hebrew and Pre-Modern History and Culture pathway is designed for highly motivated students who would like to develop their knowledge and… Read more
The programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world, and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures. Read more
This is a postgraduate course with a substantial research component. It is designed both for students who want to enhance their understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic history and present condition of South Asia and for those who want to go on to further primary research. Read more
The Islamic Middle East has given rise to an impressive material culture that continues in the present. This programme covers an area stretching from Islamic Spain through the Arab countries, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia in diverse historical periods. Read more
The MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies is a 21-month, taught master's course, offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA). Read more
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000