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Ruhr University Bochum


International Political Economy of East Asia

Subjects: International Political Economy of East Asia,East Asia,Political Economy

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
360 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

This postgraduate course is one of the few in Europe that zeroes in on the pressing political and economic issues in East Asia, specifically China, Japan, and Korea. It offers a unique chance to delve into several specialized fields. You can focus on the Foreign & Security Policy of East Asia, exploring how these nations navigate international relations and defense strategies. Another option is to study the Governments and Institutions of East Asia, gaining insights into their political structures and administrative frameworks. For those interested in the cultural aspect, the Political Culture and History of East Asia track examines the region's rich historical context and its influence on contemporary politics. The course also covers Regionalisation and Internationalisation, looking at how East Asian countries interact within the global arena. If economics is your area of interest, you can specialize in East Asia and Global Economic Governance, understanding how these economies integrate and influence global markets. Lastly, the Political Economics of East Asia track offers a deep dive into the economic policies and practices that shape the region. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of East Asia's political and economic landscape, equipping you with the knowledge to navigate and address the region's current challenges.

Program Information

Study Location Bochum
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 360 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

Cambridge (CAE) No information

For the Master's programme in Languages and Cultures of East Asia, very good knowledge of English is strongly recommended, especially in the area of reading skills at level C1 of the CEFR.

Qualification Requirements

For the Master's programme, in accordance with the Bachelor's programme, knowledge of two East Asian foreign languages (Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean, 40 CP each) is mandatory. The required language competencies roughly correspond to levels B2 (for oral competencies), B1 (for written text production) or B2 with portions of C1 for reading competencies (for reading comprehension of non-fiction and specialized texts) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge of pre-modern language levels as well as one semester of study abroad in an East Asian sub-region amounting to 30 CP.

Document Requirements

Copy of the passport Proof of the passed language test (German) in an officially certified copy You can find a list of accepted proof of language proficiency here. Officially certified copy of school report (original language and a German or English translation) Degree certificate from the university in an officially certified copy (original language and a German or English translation) + list of individual grades Possibly proof of the completed university entrance examination (e.g. from Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, etc.) in an officially certified copy Possibly an officially certified copy of the assessment test to determine the eligibility of foreign applicants for studies at institutions of higher education in Germany (Feststellungsprüfung) APS certificate (only for applicants with certificates from China, Vietnam or India) Please note collective APS for other universities are not accepted!

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Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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