University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Politics and East Asia (Taught)

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Course summary

Warwick's International Politics and East Asia MA focuses on East Asia for its case studies and offers strong disciplinary expertise combined with genuine regional expertise. This MA, created by Warwick's Politics and International Studies (PAIS) Department, is one of the leading IPEA (International Politics and East Asia) programmes in the world. Course overview Our programme is a disciplinary degree that focuses on the region for its case studies and offers strong disciplinary expertise combined with genuine regional expertise. East Asia’s emergence as the most dynamic region in the global political economy continues despite a series of economic and security crises since the early 1990s. If anything, the crises reinvigorated the study of the international relations and political economy of East Asia. Instead of just focusing on economic growth, the crises highlighted key actors’ interests and historical and ideational factors behind them, the impact of globalisation on the region and existing development paradigms, US-China great power competition, and the need for greater regional cooperation to cope with future security and economic risks.

Course details


Core modules

  • International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • East Asian Development Policies
  • The Nuclear Question
  • Comparing Rising World Powers
The optional module lists are updated regularly. You may select up to 40 CATS (normally two modules) from a list of specialist modules for this course, and a further 40-80 CATS from our extensive range of optional modules for a total of 120 CATS of taught modules.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include research essays and other (written) assignments throughout the year, culminating in a 10,000 word dissertation at the end.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. Visit our PAIS web pages for department-specific advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success. Postgraduate FAQs (PAIS specific) Postgraduate FAQs (General) **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

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