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China and International Relations

Aalborg University

24 months
6554 EUR/year
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The China and International Relations programme of Aalborg University is a double degree MA programme offered by the university and the University of International Relations in Beijing, China. The first year is spent at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark and the second year at the University of International Relations (UIR) in Beijing, China.


About the programme

The pedagogical approach of the China and International Relations programme of Aalborg University is based on central features of AAU’s problem-based approach to innovation and learning, i.e. problem-orientation, research-based teaching, an interdisciplinary approach, and student project work. Though problem-based learning is the point of departure for the programme at both universities, the actual implementation will be influenced by the different educational cultures in China and Denmark. This enables the students to become familiar with different educational cultures and provides a unique environment for engaging in cross-cultural learning processes.

Job and Career

China and International Relations allows students to select China as an area of specialisation in their future careers. For some students it may lead to PhD studies and a career in teaching and research, while for many others it will open the door to a professional career in a number of areas in which China is a central component, such as business and industry, international trade, government and international service, NGOs or other types of organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chinese Area Studies
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Theories of Social Science and Methodology
  • Political and Economic Development Processes
  • International Political Economy
  • Challenges to the Developing World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant BA degree in either social science or the humanities, for instance political science, sociology, China studies, history, human geography or anthropology
  • The grade point average for ECTS credits obtained during the qualifying Bachelor's degree at the time of application
  • The applicant’s motivation for applying for admission to the master’s degree programme, including a description of the following elements
  • Knowledge of subjects relevant to the master's degree programme achieved for instance through work/voluntary work for companies, organisations or institutions (international relations, development studies, European studies, international political economy, area studies, migration studies, refugee studies, cultural studies, globalization studies, integration studies, international law)
  • ECTS credits obtained during the qualifying bachelor's degree within relevant subject areas
  • Results of an IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6554 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3277 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 24,375 DKK per semester

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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