East Asian Studies

Develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the countries of East and South-east Asia, or the Asia-Pacific region generally

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East Asian Studies masters degrees

Masters courses

East Asian Studies at Leeds is a leading centre for research in the region, with over 50 years of history. We have since grown into one of the largest centres of East Asian Studies in Europe. We have more than 25 academic members of staff including many native speakers of Chinese, Japanese and Thai. Leeds is also home to very substantial and world-renowned specialist library collections.

We are a vibrant scholarly community with students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the world. We also formed part of the White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC).

Our stimulating learning environment enables you to develop your interests in the region and equip yourself with a wide range of sought-after academic and professional skills.

Careers and employability





of our research outputs considered 'world leading'

REF 2014

Siyuan Li
Student | MA Professional Language and Intercultural Studies
"My MA equipped me with English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. All the tutors in these areas were fantastic."