East Asian Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

On this course, you’ll develop a diverse understanding of East Asia, home of the world’s second and third largest economies (China and Japan). Encompassing the study of Northeast Asia (China, Japan and Korea) and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam), you’ll explore the region from historical, economic, political, social and cultural perspectives. We have expertise that stretches across the communities of this dynamic and fascinating region. You’ll study compulsory modules that explore history, cultures and societies. You’ll also be able to tailor your studies to your interests by choosing from the range of optional modules including basic language skills, East Asian religions, modern Thai history, Chinese society, Japanese cinema or Korean society and culture. Throughout our range of modules, you’ll consider key challenges in the region today, such as climate change, economic development and non-traditional security issues, as well as offering insights into the region’s huge cultural, political and social diversity. You can also learn Chinese, Japanese or other East Asian languages from beginner level. The industrial variant of this degree includes the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your third year, while the international variant offers you the chance to undertake a period of study abroad in your third year.


Information on modules can be found on the University website.

Assessment method

Information on assessment methods can be found on the University website.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

International applicants

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Further information on accepted qualifications can be found at http://courses.leeds.ac.uk European Baccalaureate: 75%

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)77 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any component

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply for to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.

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Fees and funding

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East Asian Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS