Global China Studies – Elective profile of International Relations, M.A. | Aalborg University | Aalborg, Denmark
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Global China Studies – Elective profile of International Relations

24 months
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The Global China Studies – Elective profile of International Relations programme of Aalborg University provides a broad understanding of Chinese society, history and culture, economic and political development 


The Global China Studies – Elective profile of International Relations programme of Aalborg University will provide students with a complex understanding of the role China plays in today’s globalized world. You will be introduced to both Chinese and Western perspectives on China’s rise and its implications for global governance from both national and transnational vantage points. Focus will be on political, economic and cultural aspects of China’s engagement with the world, and will include themes such as:

  • Chinese self-perception, Chinese perceptions of international relations and global perceptions of China 
  • China’s political system with a specific focus on Chinese foreign policy
  • China’s position in the current international world order and China’s engagement with international institutions
  • China’s role in the global economy and international businessChina’s relationship with specific countries or regions, i.e. the EU, the United States of America, Africa and China’s East Asian neighbors.
  • People-to-people contact and the role of non-state actors in China’s international engagement

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Programme Structure

Learn about:

  • Chinese politics, culture and society 
  • Global perspectives on China's development
  • China's role in the world

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To enroll in the CAS specialization, you have to apply to one of the following MA programs:

  • Development and International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Culture, Communication & Globalization

Applicants applying for Master's programmes at Aalborg University must submit results of an IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge test. 

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Students from outside EU/EEA are required to pay tuition fees in order to study at Aalborg University. 

Living costs for Aalborg

1075 - 1344 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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