University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc East Asian Development and the Global Economy

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Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc East Asian Development and the Global Economy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme aims to develop your interest in and understanding of the economic, cultural and social transformations of the east Asian region. In particular it explores east Asian development within the global economy, the contrasting fortunes of the region's key economies, the specific features of the business and commercial sectors in the region and the developing patterns of trade within east Asia and between east Asian nations and other regions of the world. Optional units offer more detailed examination of developments in the Chinese economy and the political and economic relations between Europe and east Asia.

Programme structure

The MSc programme comprises six taught units, normally taught over 12 weeks, and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.

Core units

You must complete the following three units:

  • East Asia and Global Development
  • International Political Economy
  • Theories of Development

Optional units

You can choose three optional units from those offered by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. Options vary each year but may include:

  • Conflict, Security and Development
  • Small Business Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Managing and Evaluating Development
  • Development Skills in Practice
  • Environmental Politics
  • Faith and Development
  • International Development Organisations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • US Security Policy
  • International Human Rights
  • Sino-US relations in global politics
  • Japan and East Asia
  • East Asia, Europe and Global Integration
  • Care, Labour and Gender
  • China's International Relations
  • European Security
  • Religion and Politics in the West 
  • Understanding Risk
  • The Politics of Insecurity

Third term

  • Independent study for dissertation

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 15,700 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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