MSc East Asian Development and the Global EconomyFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time
two years part-time
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||18|
|Start date||September 2016|
This programme aims to develop your interest in and understanding of the economic, cultural and social transformations of the East Asian region. In particular it explores East Asian development within the global economy, the contrasting fortunes of the region's key economies, the specific features of the business and commercial sectors in the region and the developing patterns of trade within East Asia and between East Asian nations and other regions of the world. Optional units offer more detailed examination of developments in the Chinese economy and the political and economic relations between Europe and East Asia. You can also choose from across the range of options offered within the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS).
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Fees for 2016/17
Full time fees
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2016/17
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.
You must complete the three required units:
- East Asia and Global Development
- International Political Economy
- Theories of Development
Three optional units offered by SPAIS (topics vary each year, the list below is a guideline):
- Conflict, Security and Development
- Small Business Development
- Gender and Development
- Managing and Evaluating Development
- Development Skills in Practice
- Environmental Politics
- Governing the Global Borderlands
- International Development Organisations
- Foreign Policy Analysis
- US Security Policy
- International Human Rights
- Sino-US relations in global politics
- Japan and East Asia
- East Asia, Europe and Global Integration
- Care, Labour and Gender: International Policy Development
- IR of China
- European Foreign Policy
- Religion and Politics
- Understanding Risk
- Liberalism, Terror and the Politics of Insecurity
- Nuclear insecurity
- Global Transitions: Power, Hegemony, and the Ordering of the Global Political Economy
- Religion Ethnicity and Value Change
A current list of units is available on the SPAIS website.
- Independent study for dissertation
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Selection process||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
31 July 2016
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School for Sociology, Politics and International Studies
University of Bristol
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