The Master in Asian-Pacific Studies in a Global Context offers a training path for university graduates, professionals and researchers from a variety of curricular and disciplinary backgrounds, whether in Asian studies or other areas of the humanities, social sciences or technical sciences. The programme takes an international approach to the study of Asian-Pacific cultural diversity. At the same time, it explores the region’s connectivity and globalizing nature in depth, providing interdisciplinary training from an historical perspective.
The programme is open to all candidates holding a long degree or bachelor’s degree in the social and legal sciences or arts and humanities, awarded for the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree programme. Specifically, it is open to holders of degrees in: law, global studies, humanities, political science, history, philosophy, anthropology, journalism, sociology, audiovisual communication, fine arts, or translation and language sciences.
In order to be admitted to the Master's Degree in Asian-Pacific studies candidates must submit the following documents:
Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution) and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. Degrees in any academic field of study will be accepted.
Curriculum Vitae in Spanish, Catalan or English.
Proof of English language (level B2)
If you can't submit an official certificate to proof your level of English due to the Covid-19 lockdown, you can contact [email protected], they will inform you on how to take an online English level test through the UPF School of Languages.
If you already know English sufficiently well and do not deem it necessary to provide formal certification, please send us a brief letter explaining why.
Identity Card or Passport
A letter of motivation in Spanish, English or Catalan stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (600 to 800 words).
Identity Card or Passport.
During the second year some subjects are taught in Spanish; therefore, it is recomendable to have a sufficient knowledge of this language.
Two letters of recommendation.
Previous education/trainings in the Chinese or Asian field.
Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme.
Additional academic training in areas related to the master's programme.
Additional professional experience.
The undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript
If you have finished your Bachelor degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:
A photocopy of your undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
A photocopy of your official final undergraduate transcript.
However, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
A signed declaration of obtaining your degree before the commencement of the master's programme
A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.
Officers at institutions and government agencies with an international presence in Asia-Pacific;
programme managers, vendors, managers or members of international delegations or branch offices of international companies with operations in Asia-Pacific; translators, editors, critics and creators in the field of cultural intermediation with Asia-Pacific;
officers at NGOs with operations in Asia-Pacific;
mediators and programme managers in the field of intermediation and management of immigration from Asia-Pacific;
analysts, journalists, content creators, press chiefs, marketing team members, website administrators and social media managers in the field of information management, communication and journalism related to Asia-Pacific;
gallery owners and managers, exhibition curators, managers of cultural companies and institutions, and content creators in the field of cultural management related to Asia-Pacific;
researchers specializing in fields related to Asia-Pacific; university lecturers in fields related to Asia-Pacific.