Modern East Asian Studies

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
In Frankfurt Am Main

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Tipologie Master
Ort Frankfurt am main
Dauer 2 Jahre
  • Master
  • Frankfurt am main
  • Dauer:
    2 Jahre

The main focus of the Master program, however, is on qualifying young academics for an academic career.


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Frankfurt Am Main
Senckenberganlage 31, 60325, Hessen, Deutschland
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Frankfurt Am Main
Senckenberganlage 31, 60325, Hessen, Deutschland
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· Voraussetzungen

a) A Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, economics, business administration, law or related areas, or a Bachelor’s Degree in cultural studies with focus on China, Japan, Korea or South East Asia, with a minimum grade of 2.5 if acquired at Goethe University or equivalent if acquired elsewhere; b) Sufficient knowledge of the English language, proven by a TOEFL score of 560 or an equivalent test result in another acknowledged official English language test;...


The departments for economics, law, social sciences and cultural studies of Goethe University have joined their forces to create a new interdisciplinary M.A./PhD program in Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS). In a truly interdisciplinary sense, the biennial M.A. program accommodates both students with a B.A. degree in Asia related cultural studies, and students with a B.A. degree in economics, law, or social sciences. In the basic course program, students with a background in cultural studies will be introduced into the methodologies and concepts of economics, law and social sciences, whereas students with a background in economics, law, or social sciences concentrate on the adoption of one Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Indonesian). Moreover, all students are required to jointly participate in a core program and in a variety of elective courses in which they learn to apply their methodological and theoretical knowledge and their language skills to social, legal and economic problems encountered in contemporary East Asia. During two years of intensive studies, students will not only mature to experts on modern Asia, but also develop methodological, theoretical as well as soft skills in interdisciplinary team work. Of course, the M.A. title qualifies for a professional career in international enterprises. The main focus of the Master program, however, is on qualifying young academics for an academic career. Therefore, the M.A. program prepares students for a subsequent Ph.D. program. The PhD program will provide successful M.A. graduates but also students with an equivalent degree from other universities (including law school graduates with a First State Exam) with the opportunity to study under the supervision of the core faculty of the program, to participate in interdisciplinary courses, to present the results of their research in the course of international conferences and to conduct a part of their research work abroad.

The start of the program is scheduled for the winter term 2009/2010.Students from non-EU members: the winter term starts 1 October 2009. Please consider the processing time for obtaining a German visa for study


Am 15.07.2009 bzw. 31.08.2009 ist die Bewerbungsfrist für zulassungsbeschränkte bzw. zulassungsfreie Studiengänge zum WS 2009/10 abgelaufen.


c) Special eligibility, demonstrated by a convincing motivation letter and at least one positive recommendation letter,

Classes are primarily taught in English, giving non-German speaking students the opportunity to participate in the program. Moreover, especially the elective courses will frequently resort to original language materials from the respective Asian target countries.

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Preisinformation: Semesterbeitrag 264 Euro

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