International Political Economy of East Asia, Master 1 subject


Master of Arts
Winter semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
German, English
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...
it is one of a few degree programmes in Europe providing a postgraduate course focusing on current political and economic issues and problems in the East Asian regions (China, Japan and Korea).
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • Foreign & Security Policy of East Asia
  • Governments and institutions of East Asia
  • Political culture and history of East Asia
  • Regionalisation and internationalisation
  • East Asia and Global Economic Governance
  • Political economics of East Asia
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,
  • language proficiency
  • understanding of theory and methods pertaining to political science
  • knowledge of the region


  • researching, analysing, presenting
  • political and economic topics

struggle through:

  • theory of political science, linguistic challenges, seminar papers
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • East Asian Economics and Politics, B.A.
  • general politics and regional studies with an East Asian focus
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the civil service/ministries
  • in international organisations
  • in East Asia-oriented enterprises
  • in Non-Governmental Organisations
  • in research institutes
And else?
An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 6 months

Studying abroad ... is recommended. It is done from the 3rd semester.
Duration: 1 semester
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Dr. David o´Brien/ Mireia Paulo Noguera, MA
Building, Room: Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2.14
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26159
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 2.30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Website Fachschaft


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