Master of Arts (ASEAN Studies)

M.A. (ASEAN Studies)
PROGRAM STRUCTURES

PROGRAM STRUCTURE I: Master of Arts Program in ASEAN Studies (2 years)

Master Program (Thesis)

  • Thesis 12 credits +
  • Coursework 24 credits

Master Program (IS)

  • Independent Study 6 credits +
  • Coursework 30 credits

PROGRAM STRUCTURE II:

1 + 1 Master Programs: Master of International Relations and Development, Education University of Hong Kong and Master of Arts Program in ASEAN Studies, The Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University, Thailand

ADMISSION

English Language Requirements :

A minimum English proficiency score: either a TOEFL (internet -based) score of at least 46, an IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5, or other English proficiency scores accepted by Naresuan University

Supporting Documents:

  • Statement of purpose (500 – 1,000 words)
  • Research proposal (2,000-3,000 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic institution and one from a former/current affiliation)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Graduation Requirements:

  • 1 Research publication
  • 1 Research presentations
  • 80% Class attendance
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree level in the social sciences or other relevant fields from an institution approved by the Office of the Higher Education Commission of Thailand

CORE COURSES
  • Research Methodology in Social Sciences
  • Development and Cooperation of the ASEAN Community
  • Border Studies in ASEAN
  • Human Security and Sustainability in Southeast Asia
  • Mixed Methods Research (Non-counted Credit Course)
  • Concepts and Theories in International Development
  • ASEAN Community and Regional Security
  • Policy Design, Policy making and Development Strategy
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • ASEAN Community in Multicultural Studies
  • Economic Growth, Development, and Civil Society in ASEAN
  • Agricultural Development and Food Security in ASEAN
  • Gender Equity and Sustainability
  • Cinema, Cultural Studies and the ASEAN Community
  • Development in East Asia
  • Comparative Urban Development in Asia
  • Public Health and Policy Analysis in Developing Societies
  • Experiencing Developing Societies: Field Work
  • Institutions and International Relations
SPECIAL PROGRAM

1 + 1 Master Programs (2 years, 2 Universities, 2 Countries and 2 Master Degree Certificates)

  • 1st year: Master of International Relations and Development at the Education University of Hong Kong
  • 2nd year: Master of Arts Program in ASEAN Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University, Thailand
Teacher in charge of the course
Course President

Assist. Prof. Dr. Napisa Waitoolkiat

Course responsible person
  1. Assist. Prof. Dr. Napisa Waitoolkiat
  2. Honorary Assist. Prof. Dr. Katsuyuki Takahashi
  3. Dr.Atit Pongpanit
  4. Dr. Paul Wesley Chambers