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
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Start date||September 2017|
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.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
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Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The MSc programme comprises six taught units, normally taught over 12 weeks, and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.
You must complete the following three units:
- East Asia and Global Development
- International Political Economy
- Theories of Development
You can choose three optional units from those offered by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. Options vary each year but may include:
- Conflict, Security and Development
- Small Business Development
- Gender and Development
- Managing and Evaluating Development
- Development Skills in Practice
- Environmental Politics
- Faith and Development
- 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
- China's International Relations
- European Security
- Religion and Politics in the West
- Understanding Risk
- The Politics of Insecurity
A full list of possible 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.
|Application method||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.|
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Many sectors - such as the civil service, NGOs and charity work - require an MSc and some volunteer/internship experience. Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam, Amnesty International, government departments and the European Parliament, among others.
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31 July 2017. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.
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