MA in Contemporary East Asian Studies (MA CEAS)

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MA CEAS – our offer

The MA program in Contemporary East Asian Studies develops three sets of core skills:

  1. It deepens students’ existing methodological skills by applying them to the analysis of the East Asian context
  2. It increases their regional, discipline-based and interdisciplinary knowledge of East Asia
  3. It builds skills in one of three East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) (students may not select their native language)

The Master’s in Contemporary East Asian Studies is an English-taught social science-based program with a contemporary and interdisciplinary profile. The program offers research-focused training for highly qualified graduates with a BA or similar in political science, international relations, sociology or economic science.

The principal focus of the MA CEAS program is the theoretical and problem-centered analysis of societies, politics and economies in East Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea) and includes intensive training in an East Asian language.

Its aim is to deepen and enrich the students’ skills in assessing contemporary change, the challenges facing the East Asian region and the implications of such developments for Europe.

MA CEAS – at a glance

Degree Master of Arts (MA)
Program duration 2 years
Credits 120 ECTS credits
Target group Graduates with a BA (or equivalent) in social sciences or economics
Program start October every year
Program language English
Available places 25 ~ 30


Written application (additional interview if necessary)
Submission of written application

► Application deadline for non-EU citizens: July 15


► Application deadline for EU citizens: September 15

Internationality More than 80 % international students
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