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Admission Requirements

Applicants should have an M.A. in a relevant subject such as Southeast Asian studies or Southeast Asian linguistics, literature, history, society or religion; they should have a working knowledge of English and of Bahasa Indonesia, Thai or Vietnamese, depending on their concentration.

Applications

http://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/MA.html

Department of The Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia, Asien-Afrika-Institut at Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, East Wing, D-20146 Hamburg

Program objectives

The M.A. program targets German and European students, particularly graduates of B.A. programs in Southeast Asian Studies, as well as students from overseas, particularly from Southeast Asia. Besides imparting intercultural skills, this program focuses on the languages, cultures, histories and societies of an important, culturally diverse Asian region undergoing rapid development. In accordance with Universität Hamburg’s traditionally high academic standards, students receive rigorous training in one of the program’s three areas of concentration: Indonesian and Malay Studies, Thai Studies and Vietnamese Studies. The M.A. prepares students for both academic and practical careers as well as for doctoral programs in Southeast Asian Studies.

MA Program

The M.A. program consists of two compulsory modules, “Southeast Asian Languages and Literatures” and “Southeast Asian History and Society.” Students can choose from one of three areas of concentration, all of which are related to the research profiles of the Asien-Afrika-Institut and the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia. Our research spectrum includes such diverse fields as manuscript cultures, modern literature, history, religion and society. Graduate research should contribute to departmental re-search. The compulsory “Southeast Asian Studies: Theories and Methods” module forges a link between instruction and research.

M.A. students can spend a semester (worth 30 credit points) at one of our European partner universities, including the INALCO Paris, SOAS London or the University of Leiden, or they can spend a semester in Southeast Asia. We have partnerships with ten academic and research institutions in South-east Asia, such as the University Gajah Mada in Yogyakarta, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and the National University of Ho Chi Minh City.

Final module

The final module consists of a master’s thesis, an oral exam and a compulsory colloquium.

Study abroad

M.A. students can spend a semester (worth 30 credit points) at one of our European partner universities, including the INALCO Paris, SOAS London or the University of Leiden, or they can spend a semester in Southeast Asia. We have part-nerships with ten academic and research institutions in South-east Asia, such as the University Gajah Mada in Yogyakarta, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and the National Uni-versity of Ho Chi Minh City.