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East Asian Studies

East Asia is booming. Or is it? How have some East Asian countries achieved such economic growth and global prominence in so little time? What are the global implications of the rise of East Asia?

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by international staff affiliated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen this International Relations Master's track focuses on the political economy and international relations of China, Japan and Korea.

The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach. Lectures and seminars are taught by experts in international relations, history, economy or law. You will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, writing and research skills to analyze developments from a local and global perspective. Work placement and study abroad are optional.

 

East Asia is booming. Or is it? How have some East Asian countries achieved such economic growth and global prominence in so little time? What are the global implications of the rise of East Asia?

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by international staff affiliated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen this International Relations Master's programme focuses on the political economy and international relations of China, Japan and Korea.

The track takes a multidisciplinary approach. Lectures and seminars are taught by experts in international relations, history, economy or law. You will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, writing and research skills to analyse developments from a local and global perspective. Work placement and study abroad are optional.

 

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    First chair for Mongolia in the Netherlands

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    Master's specialization East Asian Studies

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  • Testimonial van Roy de Vries

    I became fascinated with East Asia

    Whilst studying for my Bachelor's degree in History, I became intrigued by the Minor in Modern Japan. It started with an introduction to Non-Western Studies. The further we got into the Minor, the more we learnt about East Asia and Japan and the more these took centre stage. Japan's international relations with the West, the ASEAN+3 and the rest of the world was a subject I particularly wanted to delve into.

    I became fascinated with East Asia and curious about the other disciplines that study this region. The Master's track in East Asian Studies was exactly what I was looking for.

    In this interdisciplinary track, you approach complex international issues from cultural, legal, political and economic perspectives. The track thus provides the deeper meaning and intellectual challenge that I need. In addition, the students and lecturers get on well and go out for a drink every now and again. This is not just fun but is also a good occasion to exchange ideas and knowledge. The lecturers have a large network, which offers many opportunities. Thanks to these connections, I am going to study at the Osaka University of Japan for four months. But the track also offers opportunities for study in China, Korea, even Mongolia!


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    – Roy de Vries
  • Testimonial van Master's Ambassador Victorine Nillesen

    The course 'Advanced Theory of International Relations is extremely useful

    My name is Victorine Nillesen and I am currently studying in the Master International Relations at the Faculty of Arts. I do the East Asian Studies track, so my studies take a more regional focus than the other tracks (International Political Economy, International Security, Global Governance, European Integration, and International Relations and International Organization), but there is a lot of overlap in courses and research seminars. In the first half of the first semester, all students take a mandatory course called “Advanced Theory of International Relations.” I found this extremely useful as I do not have an International Relations background, but if you studied International Relations previously, you will definitely find this course helpful as well. It covers all classic theories but allows for a lot of freedom in being creative and applying theories to current events and conflicts, which I find fascinating.

    Read more about Victorine and why she chose to study East Asian Studies in Groningen.

    Questions? Send Victorine an email: v.e.l.nillesen@student.rug.nl

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    – Master's Ambassador Victorine Nillesen
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MA in Internationale betrekkingen
Croho code
60734
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
12 maanden (60 ECTS)
Start
Februari, SeptemberFebruari, September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
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