Masters degrees in South East Asian Society & Culture examine the customs, influences and institutions that shape the countries of South East Asia. These Masters often involve studying a South East Asian language like Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. You won’t necessarily need prior experience of these languages, but evidence of language-learning skills is usually an entry requirement.
Related postgraduate subjects include South East Asian Languages & Literature, Pacific Asian Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
If you choose to study a Masters in South East Asian Society & Culture, you’ll be exploring a fascinating region full of contrasts.
The countries that comprise this area – among others, the mainland nations of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, and the island nations of Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia – feature an incredible amount of cultural diversity within their borders alone, so it’s no surprise that the region at large is a rich source of academic interest.
You’ll be able to develop your knowledge of the region’s politics, history and religion, working out how they have affected the society and culture of South East Asia.
Career opportunities may involve areas as wide-ranging as translation, tourism, academia and heritage.