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.
The course is delivered in English by Stirling academics with teaching assistantship by Western-educated local media specialists, which involves both intensive face-to-face teaching and online instruction. Throughout the course, students will attend lectures, seminars and discussions by/with leading media personalities in Vietnam. The full-time course takes 16 months to complete and the part-time version takes 27 months. Students completing the course will be awarded a University of Stirling’s MSc in Media and Communications Management degree. We are currently recruiting for the next intake, to be started in October 2015.
- Degree type: MSc
- Study methods: Full-time, Part-time
- Duration: The full-time course takes 16 months to complete and the part-time version takes 27 months.
- Start date: April/October
- Course Director: Dr Eddy Borges Rey
Students completing the course will be awarded a University of Stirling’s MSc in Media and Communications Management degree (180 Scottish Qualifications Framework points [SCQF]). We also offer the Diploma for those who successfully complete six modules (120 SCQF) and the Certificate for those who successfully complete three modules (60 SCQF). Internationally oriented and comparative in approach, the learning outcomes include:
- a theoretical and case study-based foundation in communications management, including marketing, branding, internal and crisis management; media economics, finance and business management strategy
- appropriate management skills and an analytical perspective on the communications and media industries
- training in appropriate research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
- IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17
For more information go to English language requirements https://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/entry-requirements/english/
If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View the range of pre-sessional courses http://www.intohigher.com/uk/en-gb/our-centres/into-university-of-stirling/studying/our-courses/course-list/pre-sessional-english.aspx .
The Media and Communications Management course includes six face-to-face and two online courses, plus a dissertation of 12,000 words at the end of the coursework period. Dedicated UK-based academics will visit Vietnam at regular intervals to lecture students. Western-educated local academics will conduct tutorials and moderate guest lectures and seminars. Leading the course will be Professor Matthew Hibberd.
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
Communications, Media and Culture rapidly developed into a major centre for research and learning after its foundation in 1978. Its research arm, the Stirling Media Research Institute, is internationally renowned, attracting many doctoral students, visiting scholars, and practitioners, from across the world. The department consistently draws high ratings for its teaching at all levels. We are ranked top in Scotland, 12th in UK, by the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. 95% of our research is classed as of international standard, with 70% in the top two categories, 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
Many Film, Media and Journalism graduates are successful practitioners, entrepreneurs and executives in the media and communications industries, and active in numerous other occupations. They regularly return to share their professional experience with current students. The department’s strong relationships with screen industries, public relations and journalism professionals are among its core strengths, along with its high-profile activities within international research communities.
The master’s programme in Asian Studies at Leiden University offers an outstanding qualification from one of the leading centres for Asian studies in Europe.
The Asian Studies master's programme offers one-year specialisations on East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the History, Arts and Culture of Asia and the Politics, Society and Economy of Asia and two-year specialisations on China, Japan, Korea.
Expertise on Asia at Leiden University is internationally renowned and spans the whole of Asia. Small classes give you direct and regular contact with your lecturers. You will learn from some of Europe's best scholars in the field, many of whom are at the leading edge of Asia-related research.
With an expansive curriculum and flexible programme formats, you may tailor the curriculum to reflect your interests or career ambitions. You can choose to focus on a language and a single country, or on a specific discipline and region. You can also choose from a broad range of electives.
During your studies you will have the opportunity to develop your fluency in a classical or modern language. You also have the option of taking an intensive modern Indonesian language course.
All of the Asian Studies programmes make the most of Leiden University's world-class resources, including its famous collections of Asian artifacts.
This programme is aimed at students who see China’s role as a rising economic super power as both an opportunity and a challenge, and who want to ensure they are ‘China ready’.
Taught by the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and Leeds University Business School, you’ll gain intensive research training and study modules in business and management studies.
You’ll also take Chinese language classes at a level appropriate for you and choose from a range of optional modules to develop your knowledge of China, the wider East Asian region and the international business world. You could study Chinese politics, human resource management, Japanese business and much more.
This programme will suit both UK and non-UK students wanting to engage with the growing markets in which Chinese interests are present, as well as Chinese students seeking practical and strategic management expertise alongside an insight into how China is perceived by the outside world.
Leeds University Business School and East Asian Studies are leading centres for research, offering complementary expertise in the region. East Asian Studies has enjoyed over 50 years of history at Leeds. In addition to the academic strengths that have accrued over this time, we have developed an extensive and active international network of alumni. Leeds is also home to very substantial and world-renowned specialist library collections.
A core module will provide you with intensive research training, developing your understanding of research methods and building the skills to complete your dissertation. You’ll work with your supervisor(s) – specialists member of our teaching staff – to complete this independent research project which focuses on a topic of your choice.
You’ll also take intensive language classes at the right level for you in Chinese, Japanese or Thai – we teach all three languages from beginner level, but if you already have some knowledge of the language you’ll be able to study at a more advanced level. If you’re a native Chinese speaker, you’ll be exempt from this requirement and choose extra modules in East Asian Studies instead.
To complete the programme, you’ll select from a wide range of optional modules to explore topics that suit your interests or career plans. You’ll maintain some variety with modules in business and management studies as well as Chinese culture, politics or history – you could study topics as diverse as cross-cultural management, Japanese politics, China’s relationship with the developing world and gender and equality.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Please see the website for a list of the optional modules available on this course
We use a range of teaching and learning methods to help you benefit from the expertise of our tutors, including lectures, seminars, online learning, tutorials and workshops. Language classes may also include practicals and computer classes to develop your skills.
However, independent study remains an important element of this degree as a chance for you to develop your skills and explore topics that interest you.
You’ll also experience a range of assessment methods, depending on the modules you choose. These may include exams and essays as well as presentations, literature reviews, project work and in-course assessment among others. Language modules may also include different forms of assessment such as translation tests.
Whether you’re already an established professional or just launching your career, the programme will give you valuable knowledge and skills to develop an international career.
You’ll have advanced skills in research, analysis and written and oral communication, as well as a greatly expanded cultural awareness. All of these are valuable in a wide range of careers – and your language skills will make you even more attractive to employers worldwide – in business, public and third sectors.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
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.
The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to give students the flexibility and independence to pursue their passions. Separate concentrations — humanities/social sciences and business — allow students to take courses that align with their professional or academic goals after graduation.
You can find more information on our website
Students completing the MAPS Program will be able to demonstrate:
MAPS students may request training and advice on pursuing a job in an international field, including resume design, mock interviews, and other job training skills.
San Francisco is a nucleus for opportunities that connect the city with the Asia Pacific region. MAPS students take full advantage of San Francisco’s location and resources to gain career and research experience, immersing themselves in the city’s vibrant and diverse Asian Pacific communities through internship and networking opportunities.