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Study at WREAC

Dear Prospective Applicant

The White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC) combines the research expertise of the more than 40 East Asian Studies staff members of the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds to provide better and broader education for its MA and PhD students. It aims to integrate its postgraduate teaching programmes and already has created some innovative and unique forms of teaching cooperation:

PhD Students

  • Joint Supervision
    Every PhD Student studying China or Japan at a WREAC University is supervised by three faculty members, two from his home university and also one from the other university.
  • Joint Research Training
    There are opportunities for general and specific research training by faculty members from the other university together with postgraduates students from both universities. Advanced language research training modules are also offered regularly for students from both WREAC universities. Moreover, at annual White Rose East Asia Centre Away Days doctoral students are able to present their research-in-progress to the large audience of WREAC East Asian Studies staff and students.

  • Joint WREAC MA/PhD Scholarships
    WREAC offers several scholarships every year in all Chinese and Japanese Studies subjects. Candidates are able to use these scholarships to split their academic training experience between both WREAC universities by obtaining an MA and a PhD degree from a different institution while on the same scholarship.

MA Students

  • Joint WREAC MA Degrees
    The Universities of Sheffield and Leeds are offering joint MA degrees for students with an advanced level of Japanese or Chinese language capability where students can take classes at the other university. Current joint degrees on offer are: MA in Advanced Japanese Studies (Sheffield-based) and MA in Advanced Chinese Studies (Leeds-based).
  • Joint WREAC MA Scholarships
    WREAC offers several scholarships, even for MA students in Chinese and Japanese Studies.

Please check out the details about studying at the WREAC universities of Leeds and Sheffield through these websites and in case you have questions about how to find PhD supervisors and about WREAC scholarships please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you want to discuss your application for an MA degree at one of the WREAC universities please contact the postgraduate secretaries at the School of East Asian Studies at Sheffield University or the Department of East Asian Studies at Leeds.

Harald Fuess, WREAC Director of Postgraduate Studies, National Institute of Japanese Studies (Sheffield).

Heather Zhang,WREAC Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies, National Institute of Chinese Studies (Leeds).


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