M.A. Modern East Asian Studies (MA MEAS)

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MA MEAS – our offer

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

  1. It deepens students’ existing methodological skills, 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)

The MA MEAS is an English-taught degree program on contemporary East Asia for graduates with a BA in East Asian regional studies and outstanding knowledge of an East Asian language. Depending on the student’s skills in the social sciences, economics or regional studies, an adjustment year may be required.

The MEAS program aims to train students in the theoretical and problem-centered analysis of East Asian societies, politics and economies.

The program’s objective is to deepen and enrich students’ skills in assessing contemporary change, the challenges facing the East Asian region and the implications of such developments for Europe, doing so on the basis of strong language skills (in Chinese, Japanese or Korean) and a sound knowledge of discipline-based methods and theories.

MA MEAS – at a glance
Degree Master of Arts (MA)
Chosen track MA MEAS MA MEAS + 1
Credits 60 ECTS credits 120 ECTS credits
Duration 1 year 2 years 
ECTS requirement 240 credits attained in BA 180 credits attained in BA
Target group Graduates with a BA (or equivalent) in East Asian regional studies
Program start October every year
Program language English
Places to study 25 ~ 30
Application Two-stage procedure (written application + interview)
Submission ► Application deadline for non-EU citizens: July 15
  ► Application deadline for EU citizens: September 15
Contact mameas@in-east.de

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