9 BA Degrees in Asian studies

A Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is a post-secondary school degree. It usually takes three to four years to complete. Students choose an area of study upon which to focus, with the aim of learning specialized job skills. The BA prepares graduates to enter the workforce or to continue on to a master’s degree. What is a BA in Asian Studies? This degree introduces students to the important issues tha… Read more

A Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is a post-secondary school degree. It usually takes three to four years to complete. Students choose an area of study upon which to focus, with the aim of learning specialized job skills. The BA prepares graduates to enter the workforce or to continue on to a master’s degree.

What is a BA in Asian Studies? This degree introduces students to the important issues that Asian countries are facing today. Students generally study the history and culture of different Asian countries and learn about their conflicts and interdependence. Possible coursework includes comparative politics, languages, modern political history, and government. Many programs offer a study abroad option in an Asian country.

Students who earn a BA in Asian studies usually gain the ability to understand complex social situations and perceive underlying causes. They might also become good at quickly finding and negotiating solutions to problems.  

The cost of earning a BA in Asian studies varies from school to school and country to country. In addition to tuition, there may be other fees such as room and board or technology fees. Students should contact the institution for an accurate expense estimate.

After receiving a BA in Asian Studies, graduates can look for jobs in a wide variety of fields. Some positions could be foreign correspondent, embassy liaison, interpreter, teacher, and customs officer. Businesses with overseas operations need Asian specialists and consultants to help them operate more effectively. With an additional law degree, graduates can also work as immigration or human rights lawyers.

The BA in Asian Studies is available from colleges and universities both locally and abroad. Many institutions offer part-time or full-time enrollment. There are also online degree programs for students who need flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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European College for Liberal Studies
Barcelona, Spain +5 More

BA - Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (180 credits) (choose optional minor)

BA - Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (180 credits) (choose optional minor) -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
06 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The English-taught bachelor’s programme in South and Southeast Asian Studies offers you a wide range of options for studying this region in all its diversity.

The English-taught bachelor’s programme in South and Southeast Asian Studies offers you a wide range of options for studying this region in all its diversity. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
01 Apr 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The department offers the broadest range of teaching in the UK and Europe on the languages, literature and cultures of the principal countries of South Asia: India, Pakistan, ... +

The department offers the broadest range of teaching in the UK and Europe on the languages, literature and cultures of the principal countries of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The degree is centred on language study but includes a wide range of options which allow the student to study South Asia through several different disciplines including social anthropology, art and archaeology, cinema, economics, geography, history, law, literature, music, politics and religion. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

South-East Asian Studies (including a year abroad) is a single-subject degree taught over four years with a compulsory year abroad at a university in the country of specialisa ... +

South-East Asian Studies (including a year abroad) is a single-subject degree taught over four years with a compulsory year abroad at a university in the country of specialisation. The degree involves the study of one South East Asian language (Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese), general course modules on South East Asia taught within the department, and course modules with a strong South East Asian focus taught in other departments in the school, allowing the student to gain a broad understanding of the region. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The BA Korean Studies single-subject degree does not include a period of study abroad. The degree aims to serve both students with minimal Korean language expertise and also s ... +

The BA Korean Studies single-subject degree does not include a period of study abroad. The degree aims to serve both students with minimal Korean language expertise and also students who already have more advanced Korean language skills. Students have the opportunity to study Korean culture in-depth, along with the study of the Korean language. Additionally, the nature of the Combined Honours Degree enables you to develop a specialist niche for yourself by studying another subject. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Interested in a career in business or banking with a specific focus in South East Asia? Then BA International Management and South-East Asian Studies could be the perfect fit ... +

Interested in a career in business or banking with a specific focus in South East Asia? Then BA International Management and South-East Asian Studies could be the perfect fit for you. In this programme, you will gain a strong grounding in management science including modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

BA South East Asian Studies (Combined Honours) is a three-year programme that strikes an exciting balance between the study of a South-East Asian language (Burmese, Indonesian ... +

BA South East Asian Studies (Combined Honours) is a three-year programme that strikes an exciting balance between the study of a South-East Asian language (Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai or Vietnamese), the cultures of the region and the second subject in another discipline. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The Sanskrit pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in reading and understanding a wide range of Sanskrit texts, and a good knowledge of their cultura ... +

The Sanskrit pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in reading and understanding a wide range of Sanskrit texts, and a good knowledge of their cultural context. We also encourage students to learn Pali and Prakrit. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
Singapore

This programme enables students to gain a strong grounding in business management theories, as well as draw on SOAS’s expert knowledge of the historical and cultural context o ... +

This programme enables students to gain a strong grounding in business management theories, as well as draw on SOAS’s expert knowledge of the historical and cultural context of Southeast Asia. In addition to developing a critical, analytical understanding of the region, students gain significant knowledge and skills (including one SEA language skill) which will boost their qualifications for finding employment, or further study for a higher degree. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
May 2020
Campus
 

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