MA/Certificate/Diploma Politics and Media in East Asia

School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our courses focus on language, political economy, society and business in China, Japan and Korea. With its growing economic power and influence, studying East Asia at masters level will help prepare you for an international career.

I decided to study for my masters degree in the UK and my tutor recommended the East Asian Studies department at the University of Sheffield. After reading about the University and the courses I realised the course was perfect for me and could help me find employment in China in the future.

Yu Yang, Postgraduate student in School of East Asian Studies

About the course

September 2018 start

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 knowledge about the role media plays in these developments.

East Asian Studies postgraduate student

Core modules

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

Examples of optional modules

Choose from a range of modules which may include:

  • Contemporary Chinese Society and Media
  • Media and Public Communication in Japan
  • China and Korea in the Modern World
  • The Political Economy of China

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures and small-group seminars. You’re assessed on your essays, exams, presentations and an extended project.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

You'll need a good first degree in any subject. This will normally mean a 2.1 from a university in the UK, or equivalent from an institution overseas.

Native speakers of Chinese, Japanese or Korean are welcome to apply to any of our courses but won’t be able to take optional language modules in their native language.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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

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Any questions

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: k.gallagher@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 8423

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.