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Southeast Asian Studies (MA) (60EC)

About the programme

The one-year master in Southeast Asian Studies, a specialisation of Leiden University’s master in Asian Studies, offers a large and varied selection of subjects and the freedom to choose the areas on which you will focus.

The curriculum of this master's programme consists of compulsory core courses, electives, a research seminar and an MA thesis.

The first semester consists of the core courses Introduction to Asian Studies and Thesis and Methods Class which are compulsory for all students of the MA Asian Studies. In addition, you will take two compulsory core courses on Southeast Asia, and elective courses. The Southeast Asia core courses deal respectively with viewpoints on Southeast Asian history, and with the politics of culture in Southeast Asia. The elective(s) introduce the issues, debates and methodologies of a discipline with a regional focus on one of the countries or regions of Asia.

In your second semester you will again take one or two electives of a minimum of 15 EC, or fulfill this partially by an internship, and write your MA-Thesis (15 EC).

You also have the option of taking an intensive modern Indonesian language course. This course is taken instead of an elective in both the first and second semesters.

For a detailed programme, see the Prospectus.

Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may slightly differ.

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