East Asian Politics

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Which role does East Asia play in terms of Global Governance?
  • How has China’s economic and political transformation in the last 30 years been progressing?
  • How is Japan’s regional and global role changing?
  • How did the modernisation process in East Asian countries progress in the 19th and 20th century?
  • Which problems does East Asian politics currently revolve around and where do they rank within a regional and international context?

Degree programmes

 

East Asian Politics, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it is one of a few degree programmes in Europe providing a postgraduate course focusing on current political and economic issues and problems in the East Asian regions (China, Japan and Korea).

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Foreign & Security Policy of East Asia
  • Governments and institutions of East Asia
  • Political culture and history of East Asia
  • Regionalisation and internationalisation
  • East Asia and Global Economic Governannce
  • Political economics of East Asia

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
language proficiency, understanding of theory and methods pertaining to political science, knowledge of the region
... enjoy:
researching, analysing, presenting, political and economic topics
... struggle through:
theory of political science, linguistic challenges, seminar papers

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • East Asian Economics and Politics, B.A.
  • general politics and regional studies with an East Asian focus
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the civil service/ministries
  • in international organisations
  • in East Asia-oriented enterprises
  • in Non-Governmental Organisations
  • in research institutes

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: 6 months

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Kamila Szczepanska
Building, Room: Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2.14
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26446
Email:
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: AKAFÖ-Haus OAW, Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2.30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Email:
Website Fachschaft

Internet

Degree programmes' website

Profile

Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

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