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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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The MA program specialisation in Chinese is designed to offer students maximum general exposure to the long sweep of Chinese literary and cultural history, as well as the opportunity to delve into the study of a particular period, field, topic or genre. Read more
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
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