School of East Asian Studies: broaden your horizonsSchool of East Asian Studies: broaden your horizonsSchool of East Asian Studies: broaden your horizons

As one of Europe's leading centres for research on East Asia, our work promotes understanding of the world's most dynamic region. Our students rate our teaching highly and our graduates have an excellent track record in the jobs market.

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REF 2014Two-thirds of Area Studies research at the University of Sheffield is ranked world-leading or internationally excellent, according to the government's just released 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Our research

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SEAS studentsStudents love our inspirational teaching and great facilities. Discover East Asia with us or deepen your knowledge with a taught postgraduate degree.

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Our research

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We have a vibrant research culture, with work focusing on four key areas. If you have a PhD research proposal we'd love to hear from you.

Our researchPostgraduate research opportunities | Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Research institutes

Sheffield Confucius Institute: teaching and research on Chinese language and culture
White Rose East Asia Centre: world-class research and training in Chinese and Japanese studies (with the University of Leeds)

Your career

The careers library Studying China, Japan or Korea opens up an amazing range of job options. We have one of the best employability records among East Asian Studies departments in the UK.

Undergraduate career choices

Postgraduate career choices

Earlier this summer, two members of Sheffield University staff including our very own Professor Hugo Dobson took a team of students to the G7 summit in Germany for a unique learning experience. Watch the video to see how they got on.