Official master's degree in Global East Asian Studies

A pioneering master's degree in the training of professional experts in the economic, political, cultural and environmental interactions with East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) in this age of globalisation

Official Master's Degree in Global East Asian Studies

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Access

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Preference for admission to this Master’s degree will be given to graduates in East Asian Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Economic, Political Science, Law, Philology, Geography, History of Art, History, Humanities, International Relations, Sociology, Translation and Interpreting, or equivalent. All students must fulfil the following language requirements:
- Catalan: mother tongue or equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (for foreign students).
- English: mother tongue or equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Graduates in any other discipline may be considered for admission if they can accredit a minimum of one year’s professional experience in the field of Eastern Asian studies, politics and international relations, cultural consultancy and management, communication and the cultural and creative industries or geography and the environment.

Selection criteria

If the number of applicants is greater than the number of places, the criteria to be used for the allocation of places will be the following:
  • Academic transcript. The access qualification will be taken into account in accordance with the admission criteria (55%)
  • Professional experience (Curriculum vitae). Special merit will be given for the following: 1) work experience in companies, institutions or national or international organisations whose work is focussed on the area of East Asia; 2) work placements in in companies, institutions or national or international organisations whose work is focussed on the area of East Asia; 3) periods of professional work in East Asian countries (15%)
  • Level in one of the East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) at or above B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages, accredited by an official certificate (15%)
  • Letter of motivation. Special consideration will be given for the following elements: 1) previous academic and/or professional experience related to East Asia; 2) academic and/or professional placements in East Asian countries; 3) previously acquired capacities and competences; 4) interest in the objectives and future perspectives of the Master’s degree (10%)
  • Level of English higher than B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (5%)

Complementary training

Some students may need to take bridging courses, according to their previous experience and qualifications and on the recommendation of the Master’s degree course coordinator, may take a maximum of 12 ECTS credits during the first semester of the course from among the following subjects from the Bachelor’s Degree in East Asian Studies:
  • Applied Economics in East Asia (6 ECTS)
  • International Relations in East Asia (6 ECTS)
  • National and International Business and Markets in East Asia (6 ECTS)
  • Migration and Diasporas in East Asia (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Topics in Art and Popular Culture in East Asia (6 ECTS)
  • Gender, Literature and Society in East Asia (6 ECTS)