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Politics and Media in East Asia

School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Focusing on East Asia, learn about how news and current affairs coverage can influence the way we see the world and how countries can influence each other, while setting political agendas.
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Course description

This course offers comprehensive training addressing both international political issues and media trends in East Asia. You will learn about major international and domestic political trends in the region, while developing a comprehensive understanding of the role media plays in these developments.

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Modules

Core modules

  • International Politics of East Asia
  • Media, Culture, and Society in East Asia
  • Project

Optional modules

Choose from a range of modules which may include:

  • Contemporary Chinese Society and Media
  • Media and Public Communication in Japan
  • Global Governance and Japan
  • The Political Economy of China
  • Chinese, Japanese, Korean language

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

There are lectures and small-group seminars.

EAST Professor Hugo Dobson, Department of East Asian Studies

I’m currently looking into the transition from G7 to G20. I’m interested in the global rebalancing of power with the rise of countries like China and India. In particular, I'm interested in understanding how Japan as a 'risen' power is managing this process in a forum like the G20.

Professor Hugo Dobson
Teaches Global Governance and Japan, plus Japanese language teaching

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on your essays, exams, presentations and an extended project.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You will need a good first degree in any subject. This will normally mean a 2:1 from a university in the UK.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

Explore this course:

    EAST Professor Hugo Dobson, Department of East Asian Studies

    I’m currently looking into the transition from G7 to G20. I’m interested in the global rebalancing of power with the rise of countries like China and India. In particular, I'm interested in understanding how Japan as a 'risen' power is managing this process in a forum like the G20.

    Professor Hugo Dobson
    Teaches Global Governance and Japan, plus Japanese language teaching
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