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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.

Why study Politics, Society and Economy of Asia at Leiden University?

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. During your master's, you have the option of taking intensive language courses in a modern-day language including Sanskrit, Indonesian, Tibetan or Hindi.

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. 

What are your career prospects?

Graduates of the MA in Politics, Society and Economy of Asia can offer expertise that is highly relevant to many organisations today. A selection of roles in which expertise on Asia is desirable include professions in journalism, publishing, international trade, marketing, business, public relations, education, development aid, and in government, multinationals and NGOs.

Find out more about your career prospects

Is Politics, Society and Economy of Asia the programme for you?

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

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