SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia

This programme covers the arts of China, Korea and Japan and offers courses of a wide range of arts from each area, as well as on the links between them; from Chinese archaeology to Japanese prints, to contemporary Korean installation works, large areas of the artistic practice of East Asia are presented to students.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Course modules

Dissertation in history of art and archaeology: history of art and archaeology of East Asia; curating cultures; art and archaeology of the silk road; arts of Koryo and chosen Korea; arts of modern and contemporary china (since 1800); ceramics in Chinese culture: 10th - 18th centuries; Chinese porcelain: trade, transfer and reception; critical themes in Tibetan Buddhist art; modern and contemporary Korean art; painting and visual culture in China; popular practice in the Edo period arts; sacred art and architecture of ancient Korea; Shogunal iconography in the Edo period; Tibetan Buddhist monuments in context; visual arts of dynastic china (to 1800).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time £ 3,950 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700