The aim of this programme is to provide you with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia with the objective that you will acquire the background knowledge and concrete skills necessary to understand, assess and analyse social, economic and political developments in the region.
You will gain expertise on contemporary Asian societies and will be able to specialise based on your regional, thematic and disciplinary focus.
The programme consists of introductory and obligatory courses on economic and political developments in the two regions as well as on international affairs and developments.
In addition to the obligatory courses you can also choose between a number of special courses providing in-depth knowledge on issues such as economics, gender, religion and ethnicity, human rights, and environmental issues.
During the third semester you will have the option of participating in an applied fieldwork course in one of our partner universities in Asia, currently in at Peking University in Beijing, China, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Kebangsan University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India (see links to the right).
Information for master students
International Housing Office
Lund University's Foreign Friends - LUFF (for visiting staff and graduate students)
Swedish Institute scholarships (new window)
Study in Sweden website, information on scholarships (new window)