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Contemporary Asian Studies

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
12 months
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

Contemporary Asian Studies is an innovative programme with a broad, interdisciplinary character and a comparative approach to the study of Asia, as a powerhouse of local and global changes.

Contemporary Asian Studies focuses on all the main regions of Asia, stressing the importance of looking at interconnections both within the vast Asian region and between Asian societies and other parts of the world. Academic research on Asian societies is becoming increasingly important, in terms of both its theoretical and practical relevance. How can we approach, in a rigorous academic manner, the many important issues that dominate today's news, whether they be China's and India's economic transformation, high- and low-skilled migration flows, political and social movements, or the global reach of Asian companies and the spread of Asian popular culture? The crucial importance of Asia for advancing and enriching contemporary theories and debates on transnationalism, citizenship, development, economic restructuration, mobility and many other issues is engaged and demonstrated throughout the programme.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Master's Programme in Contemporary Asian Studies seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, humanities or economics.

Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of Asian studies of at least (an equivalent of) 24 ECTS credits earned during previous study. Applicants are also expected to have sufficient knowledge of social sciences in general evidenced by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 10 ECTS credits during previous study.

For more up-to-date information on application and admission please visit out website.

Previous education

The Master's Programme in Contemporary Asian Studies seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, humanities or economics.

Grade average

Study results obtained in previous education should demonstrate that a student is able to attain and maintain a good to excellent level, especially in the field of Asian studies. Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B/3.0 (American system), second class, lower division Honours degree (British system), C (ECTS system), 7.0 (Dutch system) or equivalent.

Grade average

Study results obtained in previous education should demonstrate that a student is able to attain and maintain a good to excellent level, especially in the field of Asian studies. Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B/3.0 (American system), second class, lower division Honours degree (British system), C (ECTS system), 7.0 (Dutch system) or equivalent.

Written request

All applicants are required to submit a statement of motivation.

Written request

All applicants are required to submit a statement of motivation.

Knowledge minimum

Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of Asian studies of at least (an equivalent of) 24 ECTS credits earned during previous study. Applicants are also expected to have sufficient knowledge of social sciences in general evidenced by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 10 ECTS credits during previous study.

For more up-to-date information on application and admission please visit out website.

Knowledge minimum

Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of Asian studies of at least (an equivalent of) 24 ECTS credits earned during previous study. Applicants are also expected to have sufficient knowledge of social sciences in general evidenced by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 10 ECTS credits during previous study.

For more up-to-date information on application and admission please visit out website.

Language test

All non-native speakers of English (including Dutch students) applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English.

For more information, please visit our website.

Language test

All non-native speakers of English (including Dutch students) applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English.

For more information, please visit our website.

Grade list

All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of each higher education institute attended, listing all courses and examinations already completed and currently enrolled in, and grades and credits obtained.

Grade list

All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of each higher education institute attended, listing all courses and examinations already completed and currently enrolled in, and grades and credits obtained.

Additional subject

Applicants should have sufficient knowledge of social sciences research methodology reflected by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 10 ECTS credits during previous study.

Additional subject

Applicants should have sufficient knowledge of social sciences research methodology reflected by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 10 ECTS credits during previous study.

Language requirements

CAE: C1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 575, TOEFL computer based: 232, TOEFL internet based: 90

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