Seminars introduce students to central topics, methods, and theories of Modern China Studies. During a one-semester study abroad, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a foreign academic culture, extend their language competence, and acquire intercultural sensitivity.
Successful graduates of the Modern China Studies program from University of Freiburg are qualified to work in China-related jobs in, for example, academia and higher education, foundations, journalism, and private companies. Students are also well prepared to conduct research at the doctoral level.
Why pursue an MA in Modern China Studies in Freiburg?
- A young and dedicated team of teachers with an international reputation for research and experience abroad.
- An English-language program in which you improve both your Chinese and English through interacting with an international community of teachers and fellow students.
- An integrated semester abroad – either at one of our partner universities or elsewhere. Tuition fees at partner universities are waived.
- A focus on phenomena and processes shaping China from the twentieth century to the present.
- Research-oriented classes, including the possibility to contribute to ongoing research projects, such as “The Heroization of Work in China and Russia, 1920 to 1960,” “The Maoist Legacy: Party Dictatorship, Transitional Justice and the Politics of Truth,” or “The Politics of Reading in the People’s Republic of China.”
- A broad range of extracurricular activities, including: public lectures, workshops and conferences, film viewings, possibilities to work as a research or teaching assistant, language classes and language exchange, celebrations for Chinese festivals, and get-togethers with a community of people interested in China.
- A lively university town with many possibilities for outdoor activities, on the edge of the Black Forest and in the sunniest region of Germany.
- Courses on modern Chinese politics, history, economy, culture, and society
- Advanced language training
- Classes on theories, methods, and research design
- Integration into ongoing research projects
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesEconomics Area & Cultural Studies Political Science View 92 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- B.A. in social sciences or humanities (with a German grade or equivalent of good: 2,5 or above)
- Knowledge of English at or above the C1 level (i.e., TOEFL iBT 100 or IELTS Band 7.0)
- Knowledge of Chinese at or above the B2 level (i.e., HSK 4)
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Freiburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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