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

Content Official Master's Degree in Global East Asian Studies

Ideal student profile

This Master’s degree is aimed at students with previous studies in the humanities or the social sciences who are interested in understanding the role that East Asia (China, Japan. Korea) plays in the current globalisation process and also to understand and know how to interpret the social, cultural, political and economic changes that their global incorporation has brought.

The aim of this Master’s degree is therefore to train students to be able to offer a professional response to the challenges that this phenomenon has produced on a global scale.

Preference will be given to Bachelor’ degree graduates or equivalent in East Asian Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Economic, Political Science, Law, Philology, Geography, History of Art, History, Humanities, International Relations, Sociology, Translation and Interpreting.

Students are also recommended to have acquired the following skills:
  • Curiosity for sociocultural and political and economic situations that are different from their own.
  • An interest in finding out about emerging aspects of the globalisation process in which Eastern Asian countries are participating.
  • Be open to understanding new scenarios resulting from the incorporation of Eastern Asia in globalisation.
  • Capacity for documentation, analysis and presentation.
  • Capacity for teamwork.
  • Imagination, dynamism and creativity.
  • Sociability, leadership and public speaking skills.

Basic skills

  • Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context.
  • That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously.
  • That students have the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Specific skills

  • Recognise and explain sociocultural influences, political-identity processes and discursive-representational formations which, in relation to East Asia are emerging and developing on a global scale.
  • Describe critically and originally the pre-eminence of East Asia in current dynamics of global change and their geopolitical, socio-economic and environmental consequences.
  • Apply the paradigms and theoretical trends in the study of sociocultural and political and economic changes which, with East Asia as a principal actor, are taking place on a global scale.
  • Select and apply methodological instruments and analytical techniques which all a systematic and specialised understanding of the scenarios deriving from the redefinition of the presence of East Asia in the world.
  • Analyse the dynamics that make up global circulation of cultural products and creative industries, transnational identity trends and the representational images and discourses relating to East Asia.
  • Select and apply theoretical and conceptual tools and specific resources to formulate expert knowledge on geopolitical changes, socioeconomic structures and flows and the environmental changes that are involved in the global incorporation of East Asia.
  • Plan, carry out and manage proposals, projects and strategies of research, innovation and intervention, making use of criteria of academic and professional quality and excellence.
  • Describe the changing relationship between new forms of social communication and cultural and communication policies, with special attention to the diversity of the agents involved in their organisation.
  • Apply advanced theoretical concepts and analytical techniques to study interactions between population dynamics, political and economic change and environmental change.
  • Critically analyse the socioeconomic and environmental impact of human displacement on different scales, especially in the case of global tourism, addressing the complexity of its management in specific situations.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Be able to reflect and formulate critical arguments from analysis and synthesis according to the methodologies and theoretical approaches of the area of specialisation.
  • Apply research methodology, techniques and specific resources to research and produce innovative results in a particular area of specialisation.
  • Work individually and in teams in interdisciplinary and multicultural areas of work.
  • Organise, plan and manage proposals and manage proposals and competitive projects in professional activity and in research activity.