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Chinese Studies

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24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

This two-year MA in Chinese Studies combines content courses with intensive and advanced language training.

You will be taught by internationally recognised experts in fields ranging from political science to literature and religion, as well as experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language. The programme will equip you with an excellent command of Mandarin (and – in the case of certain specialisations – of Classical Chinese), a broad knowledge of China, insight into its internal and external dynamics, and starting points for contextualising China within Asia. An important part of your training and education you will get from your one year stay at a prominent Chinese university.

In addition, the programme utilises the resources of the world-renowned Leiden sinological library, one of the largest and most diverse collection in Europe and an important reference point for scholars from around the world.

To acquire the following skills: an excellent command of Mandarin and - in the case of certain specialisations – Classical Chinese; a broad knowledge of China; awareness of the history of Chinese Studies and its current development.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BA degree or its equivalent, with a relevant regional or disciplinary specialisation (see www.mastersinleiden.nl)

Knowledge minimum

A command of Mandarin - and for certain specialisations, of Classical Chinese which is sufficient for the successful completion of graduate studies.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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