M.A. On Campus


University of Hamburg

24 months
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The Sinology MA course from University of Hamburg serves to deepen the linguistic, technical and methodological knowledge, but above all to increase the ability to work independently. 


At the Sinology MA course from University of Hamburg the focus will be on theoretical approaches to cultural studies and the history of concepts and ideas. As a student, you acquire the ability to evaluate transdisciplinary theoretical concepts from a sinological perspective and to make them usable for concrete research questions. The systematic orientation to questions - not to agreed answers - finally leads to the Master's thesis, in which you scientifically work on a topic of your choice.

Career Opportunities

  • After successfully completing the master's program you will have a wide range of subject-specific analysis methods and theoretical concepts and will be able to handle them with confidence. 
  • Graduates of the master's program Sinology have in-depth scientific knowledge of Chinese culture and language and can work in different fields of activity - especially where China-specific knowledge is required. In addition to a scientific career (research, doctorate), there are activities in international organizations, the economy, in art and cultural management, publishing and journalism or in management consultancy.

Programme Structure


The offer consists of the following two profiles, one of which must be chosen at the beginning of the course:

  • Culture and society
  • Conceptual and Intellectual History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree in the bachelor's program "East Asia / Sinology" of the University of Hamburg or in a comparable sinological study program of a German or recognized foreign university
  • Proof of language skills in Chinese

Tuition Fee

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  • The semester fee is € 328.00

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
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