Master "Asian Studies" (EHESS-EPHE-EFEO) – Open for registration 2019-2020

Master "Asian Studies" (EHESS-EPHE-EFEO) – Open for registration 2019-2020

Applications for the Master's degree in Human and Social Sciences, “Asian Studies” (EA) are now open. You will find detailed information on the dedicated website as well as, attached here, its brochure in French.

The EA Master's degree is a multidisciplinary training at M1-M2 level, organized around two tracks of study:

Track 1: "History and social sciences: fields, texts and images" (EHESS-EFEO)

(Apply through the student portal at EHESS from May, 15 onwards)

Track 2: "History, philology and religions" (EPHE-EFEO)

(Apply now through the studentportal at PSL)

Oriented towards research in the field of human and social sciences, this specialized training offer is unique in France. It offers integrated training where each identified cultural area is addressed through a methodology specific to each discipline. The MA Asian Studies educational team encourages students to expand their reflection beyond a single cultural or linguistic area and to embrace a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to their subject of study. The MA Asian Studies also pays particular great attention to field mobility in Asia. Funding is secured by its partner institutions (EHESS, EPHE, EFEO) for student’s fieldwork in order to adequately prepare the M2 dissertation.

The MA Asian Studies (M1 and M2) is directed to graduate students in the field of human and social sciences. It may, however, concern professionals (journalists, librarians, consultants, etc.) wishing to enhance their knowledge of Asian societies. In addition to the compulsory knowledge of French and English, a partial or total fluency of an Asian vernacular language is recommended, and sometimes depending in on their research projects. Language training can be carried out during the MA, through a double curriculum.


Master "Asian Studies" (EHESS-EPHE-EFEO) – Open for registration 2019-2020