We are a multi-disciplinary unit, where disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research are equally welcome and encouraged.
East Asian Studies at The University of Edinburgh has close links with the Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies, and the Confucius Institute.
Our internationally respected academic staff, excellent facilities and academic, professional and cultural links with the East Asian community and East Asian organisations reinforce the world-leading nature of our research, and the prestige of our postgraduate opportunities.
You will acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of the major issues in East Asian society, politics, culture, economy, international relations, and history and will be able to relate those to broader social, political and economic trends in the East Asian region and globally.
During the programme you will also be familiarised with opportunities about further job opportunities in the public and private sector, in the UK, East Asia and beyond.
You will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse, compare and assess competing claims and make informed judgements about them.
You will additionally gain transferable skills, including:
- analysis presentation
- the use of new technologies in a learning environment
- team work
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
- colonial rule and decolonisation
- political and economic transformation
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies View 102 other PhDs in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A UK postgraduate taught degree or its international equivalent in an appropriate subject.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD PT fees
- International - £10,575
- Home: £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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