The MA in Asian Studies may be taken full time over one year or part time over two or three years from the date of first registration. The course offers a range of taught modules relating to Asian Studies across several disciplines, with further options including up to 20 credits of language study (Chinese, Korean, Japanese); up to 10 credits of relevant undergraduate modules and an option to spend a study period in Asia. The course is designed to meet the needs of a range of graduates with diverse interests in Asian Studies.
to cater for the growing interest in and awareness of Asia in Ireland by providing language and academic study in a range of Asia-related fields
to equip you to pursue further studies and/or work in Asia or Asia-related fields
There is an educational and market niche in Ireland for a unique and broadly conceived taught MA in Asian Studies designed for graduates with little or no previous background in Asian Studies who are interested in studying aspects of societies, cultures, languages and the arts across the wider Asian region. Making language study available, but optional, also makes the course appealing to a wider range of students. Removing the previous requirement to spend a substantial period of time in Asia within a fee-paying course should make it more attractive to potential students, including those who have already lived in Asia or intend to visit Asia in the future.