The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman welcomes applications to its MA programs in Asian Studies and in Philippine Studies for the second semester, which starts January 2017. Application period is from 1 October 2016 to 4 November 2016.
MA Programs in Asian Studies come in two tracks (thesis or non-thesis) and offer any of four specializations on any of the following regions:
- Northeast Asia (with country specialization: Japan, Korea, or China)
- Southeast Asia
- South Asia, or
- West Asia.
The MA Programs in Philippine Studies also has two tracks (thesis or nonthesis) and allow students to specialize in any of the following fields:
- Foreign relations
- Society and culture.
All MA programs entail a language requirement and a comprehensive examination, and are grounded on research methodologies and theories on area studies. The programs also feature interdisciplinary coursework, as students take a variety of social science courses -- history, politics, economy, and others -- of their chosen field or area of specialization.
The UP Asian Center offers M.A. programs in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Get an overview of these programs. The Asian Center also houses a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. It has published several books and monographs, and hosts or organizes various lectures and conferences.