Taught course

East Asian Studies

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA International Relations

Entry requirements

Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and International Organization (University of Groningen) (direct admission). Relevant other Bachelor's Degree:Students with either a university Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented university Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History are eligible to apply Minimum language requirement for MA: TOEFL internet based (itb): 92/93 (with a minimum of 21 on all items) IELTS Academic Module: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for all components) Please note that minimum scores on individual components in tests will apply.

Months of entry


Course content

East Asia is booming. Or is it? How have some East Asian countries achieved such economic growth and global prominence in so little time? What are the global implications of the rise of East Asia?

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's specialization is organized around the achievements, opportunities and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by international staff affiliated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen this International Relations Master's programme focuses on the political economy and international relations of China, Japan and Korea.

The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach. Lectures and seminars are taught by experts in international relations, history, economy or law. You will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, writing and research skills to analyze developments from a local and global perspective. Work placement and study abroad are optional.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
1951 (EU)
International students
11000 (non-EU)

Qualification and course duration

MA International Relations

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Janny de Jong