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Qualified Internship in Asian Studies

The course consists of an internship aimed to prepare the student for a future working life. The students will have the opportunity to relate their academic skills to professional assignments and establish contacts in working life. The internship is located at a workplace in Sweden or abroad with a clear connection to the main field of Asian Studies.

It is to comprise at least 16 weeks of full-time work. Supported by supervision in the host organisation, the student is to work with qualified and varying assignments. The assignments are to have a connection with the completed programme in Asian Studies and the students are to have the opportunity to use and develop their knowledge and skills in Asian Studies.

Throughout the course, the student is to keep a portfolio of completed assignments which will serve as one of the assessed components. Furthermore, the student is to write a paper reflecting on the relationship between theory and practice. Both assignments will enable students to develop an understanding of the relationship between academic knowledge and practical application. The assignments require at least 4 weeks of full-time work.

The work placement must be approved by the course director. In order for the work placement to be approved, the host organisation must sign an agreement in accordance with the department's demands on relevant, varied and qualified assignments in Asian Studies.

Course syllabus in English
Kursplan på svenska


Application code: LU-19651
Direct link to the course on the application web site

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Course code: CÖSM50
Credits: 30 ECTS credits

Cycle: Second Cycle 
Language of instruction: English

Study venue: -
Rate of study: Full time (100%)
Teaching hours: -

Entry requirements: To be eligible to the course, students must have a degree of Master (120 credits) in Asian Studies, or the equivalent. Oral and written proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement.

Application code for fall semester 2019: LU-19651

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se