UBC’s Department of Asian Studies is widely acknowledged as one of the finest in North America and offers two graduate degree programs: a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The Department of Asian Studies graduate programs are led by exceptional faculty members who are specialists in languages, literature, religion, thought and history of East, South and Southeast Asia. We also offer one of the most diverse language programs which includes instruction in nine Asian languages: Cantonese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi-Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Tibetan.

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