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Asia Pacific Studies MA

Asia Pacific Studies MA

School of Language and Global Studies

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MA

Why study this programme?

As a dominant force in the global economy, the region also contains some of the world’s most pressing security issues. This course introduces students to a wide range of materials on the society, economy, politics and international relations of the region. It is founded in the development of critical analysis of these materials. This course is taught by staff from across UCLan’s Asia Pacific Studies team, including from the International Institute of Korean Studies, which works within a global network of influential academics, diplomats, journalists and public policy officials who work on countries around the Asia Pacific.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree at Upper Second or above. For non-native English speakers IELTS at 7.0 or equivalent.

Programme at a Glance

Compulsory Modules

  • Dissertation in Asia Pacific Studies

A minimum of three of the following:

  • China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relations
  • Globalisation and Economic Development in the Asia Pacific
  • Historical Transformation in the Asia Pacific
  • Political Changes and Social Movements in the Asia Pacific
  • East Asian Philosophy and Thought

Optional Modules

  • Explaining Inter-Korean Relations
  • North Korea: History, Politics and International Relations
  • North Korea: Economics and Society
  • Challenges in Global Development
  • Korean language
  • Chinese translation/interpreting
  • Japanese translation/interpreting

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 7 March 2018

Further Information

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The Asia Pacific Studies team includes scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including History, Development Studies, International Relations and Gender Studies who have all published widely on the Asia Pacific area, particularly with regard to Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan.

As a student at the School of Language and Global Studies, you will have access to a number of facilities that create an active and stimulating learning environment. Language learning facilities include two dedicated Brähler interpreting suites which provide state-of-the-art learning opportunities.

OPPORTUNITIES

The course will provide students with a comparative advantage in journalism, diplomacy, international organisations, NGOs, and global business, while allowing them to develop knowledge and expertise in many facets of East Asia. This course is also designed so that on completion, the student will have studied relevant subjects and have the necessary skills for the preparation of doctoral research.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: £6,500 per year (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.