University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Asian and International Studies

This tri-campus MA, which will teach its first cohort in 2015-16, is a genuinely distinctive programme allowing students to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them (and between the rest of the world). It is an exciting programme, taught by academics across Nottingham�s UK, Chinese and Malaysian campuses who are experts on Asian politics and international relations.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: 2.1 (upper 2nd class Honours degree or international equivalent). Other requirements: mature applications without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 62 (minimum 55).

Course modules

Autumn Semester: Core: Global Asia; optional: the politics of South Asia; China's International Relations; theories and concepts in IR; gender and development; any other modules offered in the School of Politics and IR. If students take only 20 credits in the School of Politics and IR, 20 credits worth of modules may be taken outside the School with approval eg 1 of: contemporary Chinese culture and society; EU-China: trade, aid and public diplomacy in the 21st Century; china and global capitalism; international development: China, Asia, Africa. Spring Semester: China Ningbo Campus: Indicative modules include: peace and war in world history; global development politics; special world history project; China in international relations (available only if not taken in the 1st semester). Spring Semester: Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Campus: Indicative modules include: politics by other means; terrorism in contemporary south and southeast Asia; development and governance: building democracy in the developing world; comparative public policy; civil society and global development; the international relations of south east Asia; contemporary security challenges; human security. Summer Semester: UK campus: Dissertation on Asia (15,000 words).

Assessment methods

Assessment is typically by a mixture of coursework and examination, both of which will usually be assessed in the semester in which the module is taught.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,820 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

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Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 846 6228