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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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