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What will I learn?

With a focus on comparative politics, international relations and economics, the MSc (Asian Studies) programme is designed to help students:

  • Obtain the necessary empirical knowledge and analytical perspectives required to become leaders in various professions related to Asian affairs
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the dynamic changes and new trends in Asia, using approaches rooted in the disciplines of history, comparative politics, international relations, and economics
  • Acquire various analytical tools and historical perspectives to facilitate development of expertise on emerging Asian political, economic and security issues on multiple levels

Benefits

Under this programme, students are instantly connected and attuned to the latest developments in the region with ample opportunities to meet foreign policymakers and prominent Asian specialists from think tanks, non-profit organisations and universities throughout the world. Students will also have the opportunity to acquire new linguistic skills by taking Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, Korean or Japanese language classes. The cutting edge knowledge and skills offered in this programme will benefit students in their professional careers in the private or public sector.

Content

The MSc (Asian Studies) programme is empirically driven and area-centric. The programme places strong emphasis on a range of issues, including:

  • Political developments in the region
  • Economic development in the region
  • Traditional security issues in the region
  • Non-traditional security issues in the region

The programme is tailored to the interests of individual students who may choose to focus on specific countries or develop extensive expertise in a certain area of interest.

Degree Requirements

The programme leading to the MSc (Asian Studies) degree comprises:

  • One core course
  • Minimum five / maximum six Primary courses
  • Minimum two / maximum three Elective courses

Career Advancement

MSc (Asian Studies) graduates may pursue careers in public relations or business development, with MNCs who are looking to break into lucrative Asian markets or already have a presence in Asia.

Other options include public sector jobs in policy-making or foreign affairs and positions in the tourism industry, including cultural and historical landmarks (e.g. museums). Opportunities in research and academia also await students who complete this course.

Which department am I in?

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Study options

Full Time (27 academic units (AUs))

Tuition fees
SG$14,250.00 (8,00,112) per year
Start date

Expected July, November 2022

Venue

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Nanyang Technological University,

Block S4, Level B3, 50 Nanyang Avenue,

639798, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

A Bachelor’s degree with honours from a Singapore university or overseas equivalent

A TOEFL Test Score of minimum 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based) or a IELTS score of minimum 7.0. are required. Test dates must be within two years or less from the date of your application.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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