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Masters degrees in South East Asian Languages & Literature analyse the history, development and grammar of the South East Asian languages, as well as the literature of the region. These courses usually involve learning one of the South East Asian languages, so you may need to provide evidence that you’re adept at picking up new languages.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Pacific Asian Studies, East Asian Studies and South Asian Studies, as well as Postcolonial Studies and Comparative Literature.
The region of South East Asia encompasses countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand (among others), each with its own set of languages, dialects and literatures. Over 300 native languages are estimated to be spoken in Indonesia alone.
This linguistic diversity means that South East Asian Studies is a vast academic field, with plenty of scope for you to forge new academic pathways.
Some programmes involve studying abroad in a South East Asian country, an experience which can greatly improve your career prospects. You might choose to stay in South East Asia and work in an area like translation, but equally you could carry on in academia or another sector that requires excellent language or critical skills.
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This programme provides students with exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions, with an opportunity to pick and choose to intensively study from a variety of South East Asian language options. Read more
The region known as "Pacific Asia" can be defined in various ways, but the "core" countries are China, Japan, Korea and the ASEAN nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines). Read more
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
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
The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (South Asian Studies) is a one-year research-only programme designed for highly motivated students who wish to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of South Asian Studies through sources in Sanskrit. Read more
The Japanese Studies pathway is a specially designed one-year graduate seminar and research course with substantial taught elements for students who want to deepen their undergraduate education and/or prepare for a PhD in Japanese studies. . Read more
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
The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would enable them to reach a good level of proficiency in one of the four languages; Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. 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
http://www.ming-ai.org.uk/. This unique one-year MA (Diploma and Certificate) in Chinese Heritage Management is run in partnership with Middlesex University and offers a practical programme of heritage management and digital engagement in museums and historic sites in the UK and China. Read more
This course introduces you to the religions of India whose literature has been expressed primarily in Sanskrit and the Middle Indic languages, especially Prakrit and Pali. The course provides an overview through the study of original sources in Sanskrit, as well as the opportunity to choose two Indian religious traditions in which to specialise. . Read more
For political, economic, environmental and cultural reasons, Japan and Indonesia will play an increasingly important role in contemporary global change. 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