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Masters degrees in East Asian Languages & Literature explore the linguistic and literary worlds of the East Asia region, predominantly focusing on China, Japan and Korea.
Courses are often aimed at developing students’ existing language skills (or learning an entirely new language). This linguistic focus means that Translation Studies usually plays a significant role in these Masters. Other related subjects include East Asian Society & Culture, Asian History and Postcolonial Studies.
As the home to China, Japan and Korea, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and populous regions in the world. On top of their exciting contemporary cultural scenes, these countries also have proud traditions in the written word, which can make for an enriching postgraduate experience.
A Masters degree in East Asian Languages & Literature can equip you with the linguistic and critical capabilities needed to succeed in an increasingly globalised market. Some programmes may give you the chance to study abroad in East Asia.
Chinese, Japanese and Korean language skills are extremely sought after by employers, so you can expect to be able to work in a wide range of sectors and countries. Some of the more specific areas you could work in include translation, academia and publishing.
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On this course we focus on business practices and systems in East Asia, namely China, Japan and Korea. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the Asian business environment and how it is shaped by domestic and social change, globalisation and political developments. Read more
The opportunity to move from the familiar Euro-American literary canons into the fresh but less well known worlds of African and Asian literature is what attracts most students to this popular MA. Read more
This course offers comprehensive training addressing both international political issues and media trends in East Asia. You will learn about major international and domestic political trends in the region, while developing a comprehensive understanding of the role media plays in these developments. Read more
Students must complete 255 credits of taught modules in addition to the compulsory dissertation (60 credits). 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
Who is this programme for?. Intercalating medical students, or students intending to pursue a medical degree. . Students with a degree in the social sciences or humanities wishing to acquire a broad understanding of medical anthropology with reference to Asia or Africa, but also including other parts of the world. Read more
Who is this programme for?. Students who wish to know more of the transnational nature of the modern world;. Students who wish to continue their anthropological study at a postgraduate level and engage in critical contemporary theory;. Read more
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
Students in the MA in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develop valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. Read more