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University of Turku: Master’s Degree Programme in Asian Studies 2013

September 20, 2021 - 18:46

Are you looking for a change of direction? Does a national and academic environment respected for engendering and fostering growth sound appealing? All this, tuition-free, in the country ranked “Best Country in the World” by Newsweek? If so, the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku in Finland is for you.

CEAS offers a two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Asian Studies. This programme is available to qualified students, both Finnish and international, interested in deepening their knowledge of contemporary East Asia. Our Master’s programme offers systematic training in East Asian Studies regardless of your previous disciplinary background.

As part of the programme, you will add area expertise on contemporary East Asian societies, history and politics to your disciplinary education. These subjects are designed to help you enter relevant professions, whether in the public or private sphere, in a globalized world where East Asia is rapidly gaining significance as one of its most dynamic regions.

You will also be well equipped to pursue an academic career in Asian studies, as the programme prepares students for doctoral studies – for example at the Centre for East Studies itself.

For more on the Centre and the programme, please visit our website at http://www.utu.fi/ceas/en.

The programme has an intake of 15 students per year. You will be enrolled at the University of Turku where, during the final stage of your two-year 120-credit study programme, you will write a Master’s thesis at the Centre for East Asian Studies and, if successful, graduate as Master of Social Sciences (Asian Studies) in the university’s Faculty of Social Sciences. One Finnish credit is equivalent to 1 ECTS.

A student applying to enter the programme must have the following qualifications. These qualifications must be adequately documented. For details, please see our website.

    1. A Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years’ duration from an institution that also provides doctoral degrees
    2. Minor or equivalent in East Asian studies
    3. Previous studies or skills in an East Asian language
    4. Sufficient skills in the English language

The application period to the Master’s Degree Programme in Asian Studies began on 3 December 2012. The deadline for this round of applications will be 28 February 2013. Completed and signed paper applications with all attachments (including recommendations) must arrive at the University Admissions service by the deadline.

You can start your application process by going to the Finnish University Admissions portal at https://admissions.it.helsinki.fi/uaf/pages/utu.jsp.

For further information on the programme and requirements, please look at our website at http://www.utu.fi/ceas/en. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with University Research Fellow Lauri Paltemaa, laupalt@utu.fi.

University of Turku: Master’s Degree Programme in Asian Studies 2013


September 20, 2021