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Master of China Studies

Program Overview

The Master of China Studies is a MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s political, economic, historical, and societal context. Its interdisciplinary curriculum allows you to work analytical and gain an in-depth understanding of China. The MCS has a team of more than 30 professors from various departments and faculties to instruct and guide you through your studies and research. The practical components of the Program such as workshops and fieldtrips seek to engage you in the Chinese society to further prepare you for conducting research independently and integrate your empirical knowledge. The primary instruction language is English with a rigorous Mandarin curriculum serving as an additional component to enhance your Chinese language proficiency.


Length of Study

The MCS program is completed through a total of four-semesters, eight-terms long study course (fall, winter, spring, summer).  Two semesters last from the beginning of mid-September to mid-July. You are required to register at Zhejiang University each semester to confirm your attendance before courses start.


MCS’s one-year students are from ZJU’s partner universities. This offers them a special channel for completing two semesters at the school, and afterwards they are allowed to continue their studies from their home university to complete their degree. Students who already hold a MA-degree may apply for the one-year Program.

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