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MA Thesis Asian Studies (60 EC)


Admission requirements

60 MA Asian Studies students only.


Half of the programme’s final term is reserved for writing the MA thesis. The thesis must demonstrate the student’s ability independently to prepare written reports of good quality. The thesis is based on original research and makes substantial use of primary material. For students whose MA coursework includes advanced language training in one or more Asian languages, use of primary and/or secondary Asian-language material is required. However, no more than one-third of the total thesis shall consist of translations into English, unless the supervisor has given prior permission. The thesis should also provide ample evidence of the student’s grasp of the relevant specialist scholarly literature and the ability of the student to make an original contribution to knowledge. The thesis is written in English and up to 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and bibliography.

Course objectives

-Designing and executing a research project
-Academic writing and publishing

Mode of instruction

Thesis MA

Assessment method

Thesis 100%

The MA thesis submission procedure works with a two-deadline system. The first submission deadline is June 1st, 2015. The second and final submission deadline is July 15th, 2015. (for students who started in February and complete their thesis in the fall semester: the first deadline is November 1st 2014, the second deadline December 15, 2014.)

For rules and regulations concerning the MA thesis, see the MA Asian Studies Thesis Protocol


The final version of the thesis will be submitted to a common Blackboard Site: [PERM]MA Thesis Asian Studies (60 EC), established for this purpose and accessible to all supervisory staff. They will thereby automatically be checked by SafeAssign. Students should enrol themselves in Blackboard.


Students do not need to register in uSis.