MA Politics and Media in East Asia
East Asia is the most dynamic region in the world, where both cooperation and competition continue in political, economic, and cultural arenas among countries in the region. The interaction between politics and media has strongly influenced the region-wide situation as well as domestic politics and socio-cultural trends in China, Japan, South and North Korea, and Taiwan.
The MA Politics and Media in East Asia addresses both international political issues and media trends in East Asia. You will learn about major political trends in the region, while developing in-depth knowledge about the role media plays in these developments by influencing public opinion and shaping mutual perception of people in the region. Depending on your interests, you can specialise in either politics or media trends, while acquiring essential knowledge about both fields.
This course offers theoretical and practical training drawing on the interdisciplinary strength in the School of East Asian Studies at University of Sheffield. The School has committed experts in both East Asian politics, and media with some having experience of working in media in East Asia before coming to the school to take up an academic career. Our expert knowledge in these areas is strengthened by the rich and diverse expertise of the rest of our staff whose research interests lie in related topics such as business, politics, society, culture, and languages of East Asia.
Studying an East Asian Language
Knowledge about both political and media trends in East Asia is highly valuable for careers in the media industry, journalism, consulting, and NGOs, specializing in East Asia and the Pacific region. They will also be excellent candidates for government posts, including Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Cultural Affairs, Defence, Intelligence, Home Office, and Customs. Its broad conceptual training will also prepare students for further studies in the doctoral level in the field of politics and media.
International Politics of East Asia
You will be able to take 3 - 6 optional modules (60 credits), these may include the following
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.