East Asian Studies, M.Res.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese
    Language
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If youre a native speaker or you have substantial training in Chinese, Japanese or Thai, the East Asian Studies programme at the University of Leeds will prepare you for a career in research with an area specialism.

About

Half of the programme will give you a solid foundation in East Asian studies and research methodologies, equipping you with a range of subject knowledge, consolidating your language skills and preparing you to conduct independent, theory-driven research. In the other half, youll apply all of this to your own research project comprising 50% of the MRes, supervised by a member of the Faculty.

Youll study in a stimulating research environment with plenty of opportunities to attend research events and conferences, as well as our regular Tea and Talk events.

Our tutors are conducting world-class research in diverse fields across East Asian Studies, and youll benefit from teaching thats informed by their own work. Its a great opportunity to prepare for a career in academic or professional research.

East Asian Studies at Leeds is a leading centre for research in the region, with over 50 years of history. In addition to the academic strengths that we have accrued over this time, we have developed an extensive and active international network of alumni. Leeds is also home to very substantial and world-renowned specialist library collections.

Programme Structure

Course content
The programme is divided in half, with 50% advanced research training and 50% independent research on a specialist topic of your choice.Advanced methodological training will cover the key stages of the research process and equip you to conduct independent research informed by a sound theoretical understanding. Youll also practice skills such as writing abstracts, papers and proposals as well as verbal presentations and group discussions, preparing you to present and share your research.The remainder of the programme will be spent working with a supervisor in the faculty on your own research project, focusing on a topic that interests you perhaps laying the foundations for future academic research.
Learning and teaching

We use a range of teaching and learning methods such as lectures and seminars. Youll be expected to participate fully in these by giving presentations and conducting your own research and reading before taught sessions. Of course, independent research is vital to this programme, allowing you to develop your skills and explore your own ideas and interests.

Assessment

Youll also experience a range of assessment methods, depending on the taught modules you choose. These may include exams and essays as well as presentations, literature reviews, project work and in-course assessment among others. Language modules may also include different forms of assessment such as translation tests. Your dissertation will be assessed based on the final, submitted piece of work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Partially taught in Japanese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject.
  • We will consider other relevant qualifications or work experience in exceptional circumstances.
International qualifications
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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