Asia Pacific Studies BA

Asia Pacific Studies BA

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: september
International tuition: £19,500
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Core modules will lay the foundations of your study, exploring the history, politics and economics of the region. From there, you’ll tailor your studies to suit your interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. You could learn Chinese, Japanese or Thai from beginner level and even spend a year abroad to develop your language skills. You could study East Asian religions, modern Thai history, politics in Korea or Japanese cinema. You could even look at key challenges in the region today such as economic development.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Entry requirements A-level: ABB Other course specific tests: Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ. We welcome applications from mature students with Access qualifications, and from students with a wide range of qualifications. Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the School’s Undergraduate Admissions Team. Alternative entry We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background. Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted. Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBC at A Level and pass Access to Leeds International We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information, contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies admissions team. International Foundation Year International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Career opportunities

Asia Pacific Studies incorporates a wide range of disciplines. That means that as well as giving you deep understanding of the cultures and communities in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, it equips you with a range of skills that are very valuable to employers. You’ll be an independent learner, who can use your research skills to find information from a range of sources and think critically about what you find. You’ll then be able to draw conclusions, communicate and defend them. Teamwork and presentation skills are also highly desirable for employers. Graduates from this course have begun careers in areas such as business and finance, teaching and publishing. East Asian studies graduates have progressed to careers in law, the civil service and foreign governments, finance, tourism, translation, interpreting, PR, journalism, publishing and research.

Campus location

Leeds , United Kingdom

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