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China Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

18 months
12333 USD/year
12333 USD/year
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The MA China Studies programme from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University provides you with in-depth knowledge of China’s history, politics, society and economy, in order to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of China’s complex socio-economic system.


By the time you graduate from the China Studies programme from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, you will have:

  • comprehensive knowledge of China’s history, culture, society, politics, and economy, as well as of China’s regional, technological and social policy development
  • strong research and analytical skills, having completed a comprehensive research project and dissertation in your final semester,
  • Chinese language skills, depending on individual's starting level and goals.


Graduates from this programme pursue careers in a diverse range of companies and organisations looking to deal with or operate in China in fields such as international business, technology, media, health, government, diplomacy, journalism, education, and development. Particularly for international graduates, the China expertise and ability to speak Chinese gained during the programme will enhance career prospects in whichever field they operate in.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • China’s History
  • China’s Politics
  • Chinese Society
  • China’s Economy
  • Contemporary Chinese literature
  • China’s Welfare and Development
  • China’s Technology and Development
  • China’s Regional Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor Degree in any discipline


  • UK upper second class honours (2:1) or equivalent


  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2020 Shanghai Ranking-75 percent or above (Weighted Average Mark)
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2020 Shanghai ranking-80-85 percent or above (Weighted Average Mark), depending on your undergraduate institution


  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or
  • 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    12333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 USD for the full programme during 18 months.

RMB 120,000 for the entire programme.

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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