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Master programme East Asian Economy and Society (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme in East Asian Economy and Society imparts sound subject-specific knowledge in social sciences and methods with specialisation in the East Asian region to students. This mainly but not exclusively refers to economic policy, development policy, political economy and international relations. Graduates will have comprehensive knowledge of the economic, political and cultural characteristics of the East Asian countries and their relevant development and they will be able to apply this knowledge in practice-relevant concrete topics. During their studies students will acquire basic knowledge in at least one East Asian present-day language. A study period abroad to improve the linguistic, methodological and/or empirical knowledge of the students is expressly recommended.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
East Asian Economy and Society (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2007/08, Stk. 25 (Nr. 163), i.d.F. MBl. 2010/11, Stk. 18 (Nr. 98.1), MBl. 2011/12, Stk. 36 (Nr. 260.2), MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 12 (Nr. 70.3)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in East Asian Economy and Society deals with modern social sciences aspects of economy and society of the whole East Asian region which have been observed since the 20th century.


The master’s programme in “East Asian Economy and Society” is divided into the compulsory modules “East Asian present-day language”, “East Asian economy”, “East Asian politics”, “East Asian society” and “research and master's colloquium”. In the “East Asian present-day language” module students have to choose one of the languages, “Chinese”, “Japanese” or “Korean”. To complete the degree programme students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Entrance examinations

Admission procedure

Supplementary examinations