The Asian Studies master's programme offers one-year specialisations on East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia and two-year specialisations on China, Japan, Korea.
Expertise on Asia at Leiden University is internationally renowned. Learn from some of Europe's best scholars in the field, many of whom are at the leading edge of Asia-related research.
Customise your degree
Tailor your qualification to reflect your interests or career ambitions. You can choose from a broad range of electives and select a your MA thesis. Choose to focus on language and a single country, or on a specific discipline and region.
Develop your fluency in a classical or modern language. You also have the option of taking an intensive modern Indonesian language course.
* Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.