More information about the requirement application can be found on www.universiteitleiden.nl/master/asian-studies-research
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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake)Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake)
About Asian Studies Research
Designed for high - achieving students, Leiden University's Master's in Asia Studies (Research) offers access to unmatched resources and expertise.
Asian Studies at Leiden University has a reputation for excellence that is unmatched in Europe. You can choose subjects from a curriculum that spans virtually the entire Asian region both in geography and time.
Focus your studies on a region, such as China, Japan, Korea, South Asia or South - east Asia, or on or a discipline, such as politics, religion, art and material culture, languages and literature, with the option to work with a primary language.
A comparative, area studies approach to learning encourages a broader, contextual understanding of the issues at hand. Small classes allow for a high level of direct contact with your lecturers, many of whom are at the leading edge of their fields.
An important focus of this programme is developing your ability to conduct high
quality scientific research. You also have the opportunity
to conduct field research in a country of your choice in Asia.
Curriculum and Overview
The two - year Master's in Asian Studies (Research) consists of compulsory core courses, electives, workshops, presentations, and an MA thesis.
Throughout the two - year programme, you will participate in three cor e courses. These include:
In addition to the core courses you will choose electives specific to either Asian Studies or Middle Eastern Studies. You can also combine courses from each of the two master's.
An MA thesis concludes the programme and must be presented during your final formal examination. Writing workshops and
presentations will help prepare you for writing your thesis.
For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus: studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/asian-studies-research
Job and Career prospects
A research master's from Leiden University is a qualification that is respected by organisations worldwide. You will be equip ped to pursue a position conducti ng independent research at a high academic level, such as that of a junior academic researcher or a doctoral student on a PhD programme.
Experience and knowledge of Asia combined with advanced analytical skills are also in demand in careers in publishing, international trade, public relations, education, development aid, or in government, international organisations and NGOs. Leiden University Asian Studies graduates often find employment in Asia itself.
Positions of our graduates include:
Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by step guide: www.universiteitleiden.nl/master/asian-studies-research
About Leiden University
Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest unive rsity in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challen ges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.
We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden Universi ty welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. To gether, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambiti ons. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless o f the career path you choose!