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PhD & MA Degrees

The universities of Leeds and Sheffield offer a range of PhD and MA degrees on East Asia in a large range of social science and humanities disciplines by about 40 academics whose benefits are outlined in the WREAC study section.

PhD Degrees on Chinese and Japanese Studies

The academic disciplines for a PhD degree in the School of East Asian Studies at Sheffield University and the Department of East Asian Studies at Leeds University include among others such classical fields as:

  • Business and Economics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Literature and Culture
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • History

and there is the possibility to obtain a degree in newer disciplines such as media studies and visual culture.

Please see WREAC staff list for potential supervisors or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details of possible fields of doctoral research training.

WREAC MA Degrees (Sheffield and Leeds)

  • MA in Advanced Japanese Studies (Sheffield-based with Leeds)
  • MA in Advanced Chinese Studies (Leeds-based with Sheffield)

MA/MBA/MSc Degrees at Leeds or Sheffield

Chinese Studies

  • MA in Chinese Studies (Leeds and Sheffield)
  • MA in Chinese and Business (Leeds)
  • MA in Chinese (Leeds)
  • MA in Chinese Business and the Asia Pacific (Leeds)
  • MBA in Chinese Business Management (Leeds)
  • MSc in Chinese (Language) Business and International Relations (Sheffield)

Japanese Studies

  • MA in Japanese Studies (Sheffield and Leeds)
  • MA in Japanese Business (Leeds)
  • MA in Japanese Politics and International Relations (Sheffield)

East Asia Studies

  • MSc in East Asian Business (Sheffield)
  • MSc in East Asian Political Economy (Sheffield)
  • MA in East Asian Regional Development (Leeds)



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