China is currently undergoing rapid development and playing an increasingly important role in the global society. However, the cultural differences between China and the West are huge, and Chinese society is very different from that of Denmark. There is therefore a need for people with a thorough understanding of the Chinese language, culture and society. With a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies, you are well equipped for the many challenges created by trade and other forms of contact with China.
The Master’s degree in Chinese Studies at the University of Aarhus teaches you to read, write, speak and understand modern Chinese, and you gain in-depth knowledge of Chinese history and social conditions. During the 2 years of your Master’s degree programme, you personally shape your degree through your choice of elective subjects and practical training, and as a result, you become equipped to work with aspects of China and the Chinese language in the area you find most important.
In order to be admitted to the Master’s degree programme in Chinese Studies, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with Chinese Studies as your main subject or with Chinese Studies as your main subject plus an optional subject taught at upper secondary school.
A Master’s degree in Chinese Studies counts as two years of full-time study (120 ECTS credits) and has two tracks:
See the general documentation requirements.
Please note that applicants are NOT required to upload course descriptions.
As the Master’s degree programme in China Studies (due to government legislation) only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
In evaluating qualified applicants, the admissions committee assesses each applicant on the basis of the average mark (i.e. GPA) of the Bachelor’s degree at the time of application. Marks/grades obtained after the application deadline will not be included in the GPA.
The admissions committee assesses each applicant’s marks on the basis of the information provided by diplomas and transcripts.
In Chinese studies at the University of Aarhus, you become part of a lively study environment, and there are many opportunities for participating in both academic and social activities.
You can take part in the following:
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The most common career paths for graduates of Chinese Studies are:
If you wish to pursue a career as a researcher, you have the option of applying for admission to the PhD programme at the faculty’s Graduate School. You can apply when you have completed your Bachelor’s degree and one year of your Master’s degree studies or when you have completed your Master’s degree.
For more information about PhD degree programmes at the Faculty of Humanities, click here.
With a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies, you acquire the following competences:
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