The Study UK East Asia Virtual Masterclass Series brings you the chance to experience exciting Masterclasses across different subjects with UK universities! Masterclasses are free and open for students in Brunei, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Register now to experience what different subjects and courses offer in the UK!

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Masterclasses in Technology and related subjects: 15 & 16 November 2021

The UK has a long history as the world leader in making discoveries, pioneering new ideas and trail blazing in technology. The UK is one of top countries leading on industry-university collaboration and real-life application. Join Masterclasses in Technology to expand your understanding and learn new skills in technology from UK’s world-class universities.

Falmouth University: Introduction to Game Development

Date: Monday, 15 November 2021

Country UK (GMT)

Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam

Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time 08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Joseph Walton-Rivers, Computing Lecturer, Games Academy, Falmouth University

Masterclass brief:

The Games Industry is worth more than the music and film industry combined (ERA, 2019) and, in 2020, the number of video game users in the UK jumped from 33 million to over 36 million – over 50% of the UK population (Statisa, 2021). In this masterclass, Joseph will outline the key fields of study for Game Development at UG and PG level. From working with actors in motion capture suites, game artists, writers, composers, and business experts; find out why Game Development is a unique choice of study and how it leads to unique career opportunities in one of the world’s most rapidly growing industries. 

Abertay University: Applied Artificial Intelligence and User Experience

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Country  UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time 08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: 

  • Dr Kean Lee Kang, Lecturer in Data Science, Abertay University
  • Dr Andrea Szymkowiak, Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction, Division of Cybersecurity, School of Design & Informatics, Abertay University
  • Professor Ruth Falconer, Professor and Head of Division: Games Technology & Mathematics, Abertay University

Masterclass brief:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term used to describe a powerful set of tools that help machines to “learn” on their own and accomplish intellectual feats that are uncannily human-like. People often worry that AI will someday take away their jobs. However, this lecture will explore how AI can be used to help us in our work and daily lives. Furthermore, this masterclass will show how computer games can be a rich source of life-like experiences that provide a fertile playground for AI.

Masterclasses in Business and related subjects: 17 & 18 November 2021

Develop your knowledge, skills and gain real-world experience through exploring the latest thinking and innovation in business, management and entrepreneurship from Masterclasses offered by UK universities. The Masterclasses will allow you to tailor your learning goals and experience the great value of studying in the UK.

University of Bath: Marketing in a Post-Covid World

Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Country  UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time 08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Dr Peter Nuttall, Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Associate Dean International, School of Management

Masterclass brief:

Join Dr Pete Nuttall from the University of Bath in this session on introducing marketing principles and consumerism in a post-Covid world.

Regent’s University London: Are you ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the future of employment and skills?

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021

Country UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Dr Vincent Ong, Content Director in Global Management

Masterclass brief:

We are undergoing a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Scientific and technological breakthroughs are disrupting industries and business models, blurring geographical boundaries, challenging ethical and regulatory frameworks and even redefining human and societal wellbeing. These transformations are creating new jobs and opportunities but equally pose risks and challenges for businesses and societies. How do we prepare ourselves for this new future and harness the opportunities that arise from these technological advances? This masterclass will shed light on key emerging technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on the future of employment and skills.

Masterclasses in Engineering and related subjects: 19 & 22 November 2021

Explore exciting opportunities to study Engineering in the UK – home to innovation where you will experience the latest ideas and technologies with excellent connections to industry and research.

University of Exeter: The Role of Geotechnics in Civil Engineering

Date: Friday, 19 November 2021

Country UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time  08:30 to  09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Professor Akbar Javadi, Professor of Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, Head of the Computational Geomechanics Group and Director of Global Development, Department of Engineering, University of Exeter

Masterclass brief:

Join the University of Exeter for a taster lecture in geotechnics in Civil Engineering to find out more about this subject area, and where a degree in Engineering could take you.

University of Dundee: The exciting world of engineers 

Date: Monday, 22 November 2021

Country UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time 08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Professor Robert Keatch, Professor of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee

Masterclass brief:

Explore the exciting roles of engineers developing new materials for a variety of different applications, including sports, medicine, aviation and automotive among all sectors. Experience what a course in Mechanical Engineering entails through projects and research led teaching; learn about the exciting opportunities to work with industry and institutes such as CERN.

Masterclasses in Science and related subjects: 23 & 24 November 2021

The UK has a special place in the history of science. From Isaac Newton to Charles Darwin, Rosalind Franklin and Stephen Hawking, we’ve been globally recognised for our discoveries since the very earliest days of science. We’ve also been one of the most innovative countries in the world in applying discoveries to every aspect of our lives, pioneering new ideas and technologies from the factory to the home. It is no surprise then that our research is world-leading. We produce the third highest amount of scientific research in the world, in fact 91 Nobel Prize-winners have been British over the years, and many others have chosen to study here. Our universities are currently home to plenty of future candidates. 

University of Southampton: Changing Environment, Changing Lives: Assessing Risk from Climate Change in South East Asia

Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Time:

Country UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time 08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Prof. Craig Hutton, Professor of Sustainability Science, School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton

Masterclass brief:

With populations and economic activities concentrated along coastlines, and high dependence on agriculture and supporting water resources, ASEAN countries are highly vulnerable to climate change. To cope with sea level rise and greater frequency and severity of extreme weather events, development planning must strengthen adaptive capacity. Data may exist on a regional and local level, yet it has not been integrated into a robust framework of systemic risk where risk is based upon hazards and the vulnerability of the population. The School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southam leads a team of UK, Vietnamese and Thai researchers, funded by the British Council, exploring how to build within-country capacity, and identify the data, modelling and workflow needs required, to effectively quantify water resource and flood management risks in two diverse ASEAN regions: The Mekong Delta, Vietnam and Thailand’s Chao Phraya basin - recognised as some of the most vulnerable areas to sea level rise in the world. By establishing what data sets and models are required and designing analyses that bring these together we can assess climate risk in an optimal, accessible and policy-relevant way. This ongoing work will be enabled the development of gender- and equity-sensitive flood and water resource risk maps and will constitute contribution to COP26.

University of Warwick: Introduction to Integrated Science – an interdisciplinary approach to the natural sciences

Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Time: 

Country  UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time 08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Robert Cross, Professor of Mechanochemical Cell Biology, University of Warwick

Masterclass brief:

Integrated Science is a new approach to the natural sciences, aiming to train you to draw freely on the techniques and mindsets of a range of disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computing. Right from the outset, students are guided by expert scientists to address scientific problems by experiment. Computing, predominantly using Python, threads through the course. In this talk Professor Cross aims to explain what this innovative new course offers to students. The pioneering students have just completed their first year and the masterclass will describe what they have learned during the year. 

Masterclasses in Social Studies and other themes 25 & 26 November 2021

If you’re passionate about making a positive contribution to global affairs, there’s no better start than a qualification in social studies from the UK. Studying under some of the world’s leading thinkers, you’ll be given a thorough understanding of the critical developments, issues and challenges in the world today. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate or post-graduate level qualification, UK courses offer innovative, interdisciplinary teaching with the flexibility to hone your learning towards the career of your choice. The UK’s diverse multicultural atmosphere means you’ll also be exposed to a wide range of international perspectives from day one. 

Cranfield University: An introduction to Design Thinking

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021

Time: 

Country UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time 08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Paul Lighterness MA (RCA), FRSA, MIED, MCSD; Programme Director, Design Thinking; Lead in Breakthrough Innovation; Lecturer in Product Design; School of Water, Energy and Environment; Cranfield University

Masterclass brief:

An introduction to Design Thinking, providing an overview of the Cranfield Programme, along with examples of how Design Thinking has been applied to project work undertaken within Design Thinking and C4D (Centre for Competitive Creative Design).

The masterclass will explore the international and local commitments of the Centre and how Design Thinking has revolutionised the way in which we work.

University of Exeter: From the Fourth Estate to Fake News: Communication and Media in a Conflicted World

Date: Friday, 26 November 2021

Time: 

Country UK (GMT) Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan South Korea, Japan
Time  08:30 to 09:45 15:30 to 16:45 16:30 to 17:45 17:30 to 18:45

Presenter: Dr Neil Ewan, Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for Communications, University of Exeter

Masterclass brief:

This sample lecture will explore mainstream media and social media in an age of populism, post-truth politics, and fake news.