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Politics, Society and Economy of Asia (MA) (60EC)

The MA in Politics, Society and Economy of Asia takes a social science approach to the study of one or more countries or regions in modern or contemporary Asia.

Key knowledge of Asia

Learn about the most important forces at play in Asia today. This master's offers you both the flexibility to define your focus and an expansive curriculum of relevant topics from which to choose. Select your country or region, and explore it from diverse disciplinary perspectives – often using original source materials – including modern history, sociology, development economics, media studies, political science, international relations and anthropology.

Develop your language skills

Many organisations today rely on translators to communicate with foreigh organisations. Knowledge of an Asian language is highly valued by global organisations and can pave the way to a host of new career opportunities. During your master's, you have the option of taking intensive language courses in a modern-day language including Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Korean or Hindi.

Learn from internationally-acclaimed scholars

Expertise on Asia at Leiden University is internationally renowned, which means that you learn from scholars who are at the leading edge of the research in their field. Small classes allow for direct contact with these lecturers and the opportunity to share and debate your ideas with classmates. At Leiden, every individual counts, which is why all students receive one-on-one support and mentoring throughout their studies.

Admission and Application

Do you want to find out if you are eligible for this Master's Programme?

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In which sector do students find jobs?

  • 29 Government and semi-government organisations
  • 21 Financial institutions
  • 14 Consultancy
  • 7 Education
  • 7 Communication and marketing
  • 7 Travel organisations and airlines
  • 7 Industrial sector
  • 8 Other

The graph above is based on alumni data from the MA Politics, Society and Economy of Asia 2016-2020.

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