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The MPhil in East Asian Studies

*The 1-Year MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (East Asian Studies) will be rescinded from 1 October 2016*

The MPhil in East Asian Studies is a one-year course which runs from 1 October to 30 September each year. The object of this new option is to provide a focused but also flexible grounding in the history, culture, politics and international relations of the region. Its provides methodological and theoretical training and experience with in-depth archival research, through supervisions, seminars, and, in some cases, textual reading classes. Students must use some primary sources in original languages in their dissertations and essays.

The course is distinctive in approaching the study of the region from an integrated, interdisciplinary perspective. It is taught via the small seminars and highly personalised and tailored instruction that are the hallmark of Cambridge's traditional supervision system. You will be taught in small groups by most of the staff in the department, who offer a wide range of expertise. You will also have access to the superb East Asian resources in the University Library.

Applicants should note that it is not possible to study part-time for an MPhil. 

The course convenor is Dr Michael Shin.