120 MA Asian Studies students only
Half of the programme’s final term is reserved for writing the MA thesis. The thesis must demonstrate the student’s ability independently to prepare written reports of good quality. The thesis is based on original research and makes substantial use of primary material. The use of primary and/or secondary Asian-language material is required. However, no more than one-third of the total thesis shall consist of translations into English, unless the supervisor has given prior permission. The thesis should also provide ample evidence of the student’s grasp of the relevant specialist scholarly literature and the ability of the student to make an original contribution to knowledge. The thesis is written in English and up to 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and bibliography.
-Designing and executing a research project
-Academic writing and publishing
Mode of instruction