MSc East Asian Development and the Global Economy

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Open to international students Yes
Number of places 18
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

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

Full-time fees

UK/EU
£7,400
Overseas
£15,700

Part-time fees

UK/EU
£3,700

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The MSc programme comprises six taught units, normally taught over 12 weeks, and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.

Core units

You must complete the following three units:

  • East Asia and Global Development
  • International Political Economy
  • Theories of Development

Optional units

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.

Third term

  • Independent study for dissertation

Entry requirements

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 Profile E
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.

Careers

Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of our MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers.

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.

Further details can be found on our careers and alumni website.

How to apply
Application deadline:

31 July 2017

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

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  • 7% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

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Get in touch

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7577 Email: spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk

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