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BAEast Asian Studies

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Overview

Studying the culture of China, Japan and Korea gives you a unique perspective on the contemporary development of East Asia – the most dynamic area of the world economy. And Sheffield is the only major university outside London with expertise in all three countries.

Modules cover topics such as history, society, business and literature. There are lectures on specific themes which you will then discuss in seminars and tutorials. In the third year, you will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised by an academic.

It’s not compulsory to learn a language on this course. But you have the option to take non-specialist modules in Chinese, Japanese or Korean. The course doesn’t come with a built-in year abroad, but you can apply to spend a semester or a year overseas through Erasmus or the University’s Study Abroad programme.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

State of Sheffield – Global perspectives on local issues

Optional modules:

East Asian Cinema
Environment and Society in East Asia
Japanese for Non-Specialists I
Japanese for Non-Specialists II
The History of Korea
The Languages and Writing Systems of East Asia
Chinese Culture and Society
Chinese Economic Development
Chinese for Non-Specialists I
Chinese for Non-Specialists II
Contemporary Chinese Politics
Japan’s Economy and Management
Japanese History
Japanese Literature
Japanese Politics
Korean for Non-Specialists 1
Korean for Non-Specialists 2
Modern Chinese History

Third year

Core modules:

East Asian Dissertation

Optional modules:

Business and Management in Contemporary Korea
Contemporary Chinese Society
Contemporary Issues in East Asia
Japan in the World
Japanese Popular Culture
Japanese for Non-Specialists I
Japanese for Non-Specialists II
Japanese for Non-Specialists III
Japanese for Non-Specialists IV
Japanese for Non-Specialists V
Japanese for Non-Specialists VI
Law and Business in China
Memory and History in East Asia
Musical Culture in East Asia
Population and Environment in China
The Contemporary Japanese Novel
The Two Koreas and their Neighbours
War and Peace in East Asia
Work and Society in Japan
Chinese for Non-Specialists I
Chinese for Non-Specialists II
Chinese for Non-Specialists III
Chinese for Non-Specialists IV
Korean for Non-Specialists 1
Korean for Non-Specialists 2

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates work in the media, the arts, NGOs and international business. Others are consultants, researchers, language tutors, translators and interpreters.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States