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Masters degrees in East Asian Society & Culture analyse the politics, economics, media and culture of the East Asia region, focusing on China, Japan and Korea.
These courses are normally interdisciplinary, asking students to find parallels and contrasts between different countries, topics and institutions. Some programmes may also involve a language element, giving you the chance to learn an East Asian language.
Related subject areas include East Asian Languages & Literature, East Asian History and Pacific Asian Studies.
The societal developments and cultural riches of the East Asian countries make for a fascinating postgraduate topic. Whether you’re studying the role of the internet in contemporary China or the cultural history and significance of Japanese manga, these courses give you ample opportunity to figure out a unique research angle.
The continued economic success of China (and, to a lesser degree, its neighbours) means that postgraduates with a proven track record of academic success in East Asian Studies will be in demand across a range of disciplines. These could include finance, business, marketing and the media.
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