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Double Masters in Asian & International Affairs MA

Please note the course details apply to 2022 entry. The fee information reflects 2023/24 entry. Please check back for updated course information pertaining to 2023 entry, as further information will be published shortly.

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Our Double Masters in Asian & International Affairs will give you in-depth knowledge of the politics and economics of Asia, and relations between Asia and the wider world. Through this programme you will develop an advanced understanding of societies in Asia, and you will explore how their shifting relations with the US and the EU are currently transforming international politics and the global economy. You will study at two world-leading institutions: Renmin University of China (Beijing), where you will benefit from expert knowledge on China and Asia; and King’s College London, where you will benefit from our expertise in international affairs, economics, and foreign policy.

Key benefits

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of inter-regional dynamics that are transforming Asia and the wider world.
  • Gain a sensitivity to social, cultural and political differences that are greatly valued by employers.
  • Study at two of the world's most prestigious universities, in two of the world's most dynamic cities (one year in Beijing, one year in London). King’s College London is ranked 13th in the world, and 5th in Europe, for the study of politics by the 2022 QS World University Rankings, and Renmin University is ranked 4th in China for the same subject area.
  • Learn from world-leading scholars whose research contributed to King’s College London being ranked first in the United Kingdom, for research power in the field of politics and international relations, in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework according to Times Higher Education.
  • Possibility of learning Chinese, a highly desirable skill to employers.

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Employability

Students undertaking this course would be ideally placed to work in the public sector and , in government and international organisations, particularly in departments working on European and/or Asian issues. Graduates are also well placed to gain roles in journalism, consultancy, and think tanks in the private sector.

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Employability

Students undertaking this course would be ideally placed to work in the public sector and , in government and international organisations, particularly in departments working on European and/or Asian issues. Graduates are also well placed to gain roles in journalism, consultancy, and think tanks in the private sector.

Application closing date guidance

Applications will be examined and offers will be made by both King's College London and Renmin University of China.

  • The closing date for applications to King's is 5 May 2023, so it will not be possible to be considered for this programme after this date.
  • Successful applicants to King’s will need to apply to Renmin University by their closing date of 30 May 2023.

Students holding Chinese nationality should apply first to Renmin University of China directly before applying to King's, noting that you must apply to King’s by 5 May 2023.

Chinese nationals will also have to complete the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate Students in China, as per People's Republic of China Ministry of Education regulations.

Renmin's contact details are as follows:

Contact: Ms Pan Haiyan

Phone: +86 10 6251 0626

Email Address: panhaiyan@ruc.edu.cn

Address: Room 816B, Mingde International Building, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian, Beijing, China, 100872

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