University of Bristol

University of Bristol

East Asian Development and the Global Economy

This programme aims to develop your interest in and understanding of the economic, cultural and social transformations of the East Asian region. In particular it explores East Asian development within the global economy, the contrasting fortunes of the region's key economies, the specific features of the business and commercial sectors in the region and the developing patterns of trade within East Asia and between East Asian nations and other regions of the world. Optional units offer more detailed examination of developments in the Chinese economy and the political and economic relations between Europe and East Asia. You can also choose from across the range of options offered within the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS).

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

Course modules

Core units: East Asia and global development; international political economy; theories of development. Optional units: Conflict, security and development; small business development; gender and development; managing and evaluating development; development skills in practice; environmental politics; governing the global borderlands; international development organisations; foreign policy analysis; US security policy; international human rights; Sino-US relations in global politics; Japan and East Asia; East Asia, Europe and global integration; care, labour and gender (international policy development); international relations of China; European foreign policy; religion and politics; understanding risk; liberalism, terror and the politics of insecurity; nuclear insecurity; global transitions (power, hegemony, and the ordering of the global political economy); religion ethnicity and value change.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 331 7577