The programme builds on knowledge gained from bachelor’s level studies in Chinese and is designed to provide the student with an advanced knowledge in the Chinese language, as well as a cultural-historical and social analysis of modern China. The student will acquire a broad and deepened understanding of culture, politics and economy in contemporary China, useful in independent research and for qualified work in both public administration and business.

The Master’s programme is given in the context of a collaboration between Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China and the Nordic Universities in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Aarhus. The first semester is spent at one of the Nordic universities, while the second and third semesters are spent at Zhejiang University. During the final semester, spent at your Nordic home university, an independent thesis of 30 credits will be written.

During the two semesters spent at Zhejiang University, the student will further enhance his or her Chinese language skills, as well as expand knowledge of the modern Chinese society through lectures, field trips and other activities. The student will also study intensive courses developed by NCCS, co-taught by teachers from the Nordic universities and Zhejiang University.

About the programme:

Duration: 2 years’ full-time study

Result: Leads to a double master’s degree, one from the Nordic home university and one from Zhejiang University

Requirements: Bachelor degree in Chinese and English B/English 6

Careers: The Master’s programme gives eligibility to apply for PhD studies in Asian languages and cultures. The programme also aims to provide students with an expertise that gives the opportunity to work in both public administration and private industry in contexts where contact with China and/or analysis of modern China is required.

Course planning for Master in Chinese at Zhejiang University
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