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The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman welcomes applications to its MA program in Asian Studies for the first semester, Academic Year 2017–2018, which starts August 2017. Application period is from 17 April 2017 to 15 May 2017.

The MA Program in Asian Studies comes in two tracks (thesis or non-thesis) and offers four specializations on one of the following regions:

  • Northeast Asia (with country specialization: Japan, Korea, or China)
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Asia, or
  • West Asia.

The UP Asian Center also offers an MA Program in Philippine Studies which likewise has two tracks (thesis or nonthesis) and allow students to specialize in any of the following fields:

  • Foreign relations
  • Development
  • 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 required variety of social science courses — history, politics, economy, and others — of their chosen field or area of specialization.

For inquiries and questions, please contact the Office of the College Secretary at or contact 63-2-981-8500 local 3578 and kindly look for Mr. Robert Silleza.

Posted: May 3, 2017 14:21