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The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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170 - 6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

Asian Studies (MA) - Master of Arts in Asian Studies

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Asian Studies/Civilization
Description UBC's Asian Studies Department is the flagship Asian Studies department in Canada and is widely acknowledged as one of the finest in North America. In many ways, UBC Asian Studies is a representative department within the Faculty of Arts. It has over 20 regular faculty, as well as an exceptionally well-qualified pool of instructors and sessional instructors. In other ways, the program is in a league of its own. It has grown since its inception, but this growth became explosive during the 1980s and 1990s, reflecting the demographic shifts of Greater Vancouver. Where most of its counterparts at leading universities might offer instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and perhaps Korean, UBC Asian Studies adds Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Punjabi, and Indonesian to the list. We have by far the largest (and in terms of issues related to heritage language learning, the most complex) programs in Chinese and Japanese language in North America, with thousands of registrations between just these two.
Website: Asian Studies (MA) - Master of Arts in Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 76
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 200] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 81]

Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: September 15, 2017