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Asian Studies: Politics, Society and Economy of Asia (60EC)


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The MA in Politics, Society and Economy of Asia takes a social science approach to the study of one or more countries or regions in modern or contemporary Asia. Learn about the most important forces at play in Asia today. This master's offers you both the flexibility to define your focus and an expansive curriculum of relevant topics from which to choose. Select your country or region, and explore it from diverse disciplinary perspectives – often using original source materials – including modern history, sociology, development economics, media studies, political science, international relations and anthropology.

Develop your language skills

Many organisations today rely on translators to communicate with foreigh organisations. Knowledge of an Asian language is highly valued by global organisations and can pave the way to a host of new career opportunities. During your master's, you have the option of taking intensive language courses in a modern-day language including Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Korean or Hindi.

Learn from internationally-acclaimed scholars

Expertise on Asia at Leiden University is internationally renowned, which means that you learn from scholars who are at the leading edge of the research in their field. Small classes allow for direct contact with these lecturers and the opportunity to share and debate your ideas with classmates. 




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.


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