Studyportals
Ph.D. On Campus

East Asian Studies

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
Duration
23350 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

First established over fifty years ago, East Asian Studies at The University of Edinburgh offers you the opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research; and to make an original, positive contribution to learning in East Asian Studies.

Overview

Having been established over 50 years ago, Edinburgh’s expertise in this area supports both in-depth and diversified, disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research on the political, cultural and economic factors shaping international relations in the East Asian region and, comparatively, across the globe.

Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors. We have particular strengths in:

  • ancient philosophy and religion
  • the comparative politics of East Asia
  • classical and modern literature
  • East Asian media and films
  • imperialism
  • colonial rule and decolonisation
  • political and economic transformation

Working with colleagues elsewhere in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, and across the wider University, we are able to support PhD theses crossing boundaries between languages and/or disciplines, including comparative literature, film studies, and translation studies.

Over the course of the East Asian Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh, you’ll be expected to complete an original body of work under the expert guidance of your supervisors leading to a dissertation of between 70,000 and 100,000 words.

You will be awarded your doctorate if your thesis is judged to be of an appropriate standard, and your research makes a definite contribution to knowledge.

Facilities

Based in the Main University Library, the Centre for Research Collections is unique in the UK, bringing together a collection of more than 400,000 rare books (including Chengtze's 1440 Book of Changes), six kilometres of archives and manuscripts, and the University’s collections of art, historical musical instruments and other objects.

Notable collections include the East Asian Studies Collection of some 50,000 print and digital resources, including a dedicated Korea Collection supported by the Korea Foundation.

Programme Structure

We cover a broad area of expertise, from regional to comparative Asian studies, classical and contemporary, including:

  • ancient philosophy and religion
  • the comparative politics of Asia
  • classical and modern literature
  • East Asian media and films
  • imperialism
  • colonial rule and decolonisation
  • political and economic transformation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK postgraduate taught degree or its international equivalent in an appropriate subject.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

PhD PT fees

  • International/EU: £11,675

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

East Asian Studies
-
The University of Edinburgh

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!