East Asian Studies

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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East Asia is booming. Or is it? How have some East Asian countries achieved such economic growth and global prominence in so little time? What are the global implications of the rise of East Asia?

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60734
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by international staff affiliated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen this International Relations Master's programme focuses on the political economy and international relations of China, Japan and Korea.

The track takes a multidisciplinary approach. Lectures and seminars are taught by experts in international relations, history, economy or law. You will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, writing and research skills to analyse developments from a local and global perspective. Work placement and study abroad are optional.

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East Asian Studies

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • A unique International Relations Master's track on the politics and economy of contemporary East Asia
  • A multi-disciplinary approach towards developments in contemporary China, Japan and Korea
  • Options to study or gain hands-on experience in East Asia
  • Further opportunities to focus on Hong Kong, Taiwan or emerging countries such as Mongolia

Studieprogramma

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  • See description programme first year above

Examples of optional Research Seminars East Asian Studies are 'Multinational Corporations' and 'Europe and China', The topics of the optional research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.
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Advanced theory of International relations
5 EC
Research Seminar: History, Culture and Politics of East Asia (starting September) OR Research Seminar: The Rise of East Asia: global versus local developments (starting February) (10 EC)
10 EC
Research Seminar 2 (IR) keuzevak
10 EC
Capita East Asian Studies
5 EC
Work placement OR Study Period in East Asia OR Research Seminar: The Rise of East Asia (February-June) OR Research Seminar: History, Culture and Politics of East Asia (September-January) keuzevak
10 EC
Thesis on East Asian Studies afstuderen
20 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Master's placement

A placement is a recognised component of this Master's track.

You can propose yourself at what organisation you would like to do a placement and where necessary the programme can advise you. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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study guidance
If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
study abroad
Studying abroad is possible through:
A Master placement (10 EC, approx. 2 months): There are attractive opportunities for students to conduct a placement in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, but also other countries. Students can propose a work placement, for instance in a private sector company, international organization, embassy or NGO related to, or situated in East Asia.
A semester abroad (limited places): The University of Groningen has study centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Osaka and offers multi-faculty exchange programmes with various partner universities in China, Korea and Japan. For a limited number of students, it is possible to study a semester abroad, during which time you write your thesis and you select courses for 10 EC.

Those students not opting for studying or a placement abroad choose one of the two elective research seminars on East Asia at the University of Groningen.

honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme is developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

vooropleiding
University of Groningen: For students with a University of Groningen Bachelor's degree in American Studies, Communication and Information Studies, European Languages and Cultures (Profile Politics and Society), History, International and European Law, International Business, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Minorities and Multilingualism, Psychology and Sociology a standard Pre-Master programme applies. Please use this step-by-step guide for your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

Other universities and degree programmes: Students with either a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History can submit an application to the IR Admissions Board. Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

After you complete your application, the IR Admissions Board will assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

direct admission is possible
a student has to complete the pre-Master's programme first: http://www.rug.nl/let/premaster-IR
a student cannot be admitted

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

214 studenten volgen deze opleiding
48% daarvan is vrouw
40 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
48% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

Clio
Clio is the Study Association of International Relations & International Organization at the University of Groningen. Clio has 1200 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch faculty of Arts.
Clio has 1100 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch Faculty of Arts. Clio organizes numerous events including parties, workshops, excursions and offers services like high-quality summaries, the internship database and various discounts around Groningen.
Mitrany
Mitrany is the Alumni Network for all graduated students of International Relations and International Organization.
Mitrany was established in February 2013 in order to facilitate the contact between alumni and the Department of IRIO. Mitrany offers events tailored to graduated IRIO students concerning career paths and connects graduated IRIO students to its alumni network.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Roy de Vries
I became fascinated with East Asia

Whilst studying for my Bachelor's degree in History, I became intrigued by the Minor in Modern Japan. It started with an introduction to Non-Western Studies. The further we got into the Minor, the more we learnt about East Asia and Japan and the more these took centre stage. Japan's international relations with the West, the ASEAN+3 and the rest of the world was a subject I particularly wanted to delve into.

I became fascinated with East Asia and curious about the other disciplines that study this region...
The track thus provides the deeper meaning and intellectual challenge that I need. In addition, the students and lecturers get on well and go out for a drink every now and again. This is not just fun but is also a good occasion to exchange ideas and knowledge. The lecturers have a large network, which offers many opportunities. Thanks to these connections, I am going to study at the Osaka University of Japan for four months. But the track also offers opportunities for study in China, Korea, even Mongolia!


lees verder ...
Master Ambassador Juliette Eijkelkamp
We study East Asia form a political, historical, economic and legal perspective

Within the master programme we study East Asia (so China, Korea and Japan) from a political, historical, economic and legal perspective. This multidisciplinary approach surely helps to grasp the dynamics in the region. In the first semester, I take two research seminars: ‘History, Culture and Politics of East Asia’ and ‘Multinational Corporations’. Next to this I take the course ‘Advanced Theories of International Relations.’ This combination can be tough, but when you manage your time appropriately you will have time to do something next to your studies...
Within this track, you can choose for several research seminars related to East Asia. In the second semester you can opt for a study abroad period, (the University of Groningen can easily place you in Beijing, Shanghai, Osaka or Busan), an internship or an extra research seminar.Read more about Juliette Eijkelkamp and why she chose to study Applied Linguistics in Groningen!Questions? Send Juliette Eijkelkamp an e-mail!


lees verder ...
Esmée Bloemendal
"The courses are challenging, but at the same time give you the opportunity to delve deeper into your topic of interest."

The Master International Relations offers six different tracks, and I chose East Asian Studies. This means that my Master is focused on International Relations in East Asia, but also that we look at East Asia from an Asian perspective instead of a Western perspective. I find it very interesting and I am enthusiastic about my Master: it is challenging and it forces you to look critically toward your own perspective..

We examine East Asia from various angles: the historical, economical, political and social aspects that make this region so unique are all highlighted...
Also, the courses are a preparation for your thesis, which I find really helpful.
Within the Master’s programme, there is a lot of freedom of choice: in the second semester we have the option to study abroad in East Asia, to do an internship or to follow another research seminar. You are supposed to work hard for the Master: besides taking part in the intensive classes, it takes a lot of time to prepare the seminars and study the theories of International Relations as well. Nonetheless, I do not find the study load is too heavy: due to good time management it is possible to do something extra besides the study.I have chosen for the University of Groningen because their Master’s programme allows me to expand my knowledge about the Asian region in general, in addition to my knowledge about China. Also, I am really interested in International Relations, so for me this programme brings together the best of both worlds. I am originally not from Groningen, but I feel at home here. It is a friendly, cozy city, “gezellig” as we call it in Dutch. The city centre is small, which allows you to bike around and get to know the city very easily. I am very happy to study here, and I would definitely recommend the Master if you are interested in International Relations and East Asia!


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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East Asian Studies
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40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
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Geopolitics & Connectivity
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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47% vrouw
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6/15 RUG
Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
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European Integration
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East Asian Studies aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 51 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

This Master's track has been designed for students who aspire to a career related to East Asia in international business, international cooperation, diplomacy, media and academia.

The Master programme in International Relations prepares its students for professions and research careers where knowledge of international-political developments and the ability to analyse and assess complex issues and to form grounded judgements are relevant.

Alumni of the East Asian Studies track work at:

Government:

Business:

  • Adviser Economy and Energy - E&E advies (Groningen)
  • Client Executive Environment and Energy at Burson-Marsteller(Brussels)

Research and education:

Alumni Network Mitrany| We would also like to direct you to the IR Alumni Network or a survey they conducted amongst IR alumni.



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