Programme structure

The course of study consists of a total of 120 ECTS credits:

  • Compulsory courses, 40 credits
  • Elective courses, 20 credits
  • Thesis preparation + Master’s thesis, 60 credits (see different options below)
4. semester KIN4595 – Master's Thesis in Chinese Culture and Society
3. semester

Exchange programme with Zhejiang University or semester abroad at other partner universities



2. semester


Elective courses Elective courses
1. semester KIN4510 – How to study Chinese Culture and Society at an Advanced Level KIN4550 – Research Topics in Chinese Culture and Society I
  10 studiepoeng 10 studiepoeng 10 studiepoeng

First year

The first year of the Master's Degree comprises the methodical and theoretical basis for independent work on the Master's thesis.

Compulsory courses

Elective courses

You can choose 20 credits from the following list of recommended courses:

NB! Some of the elective courses are offered on an infrequent basis.

With approval from your supervisor it is possible to apply for recognition of 20 credits taken in other relevant subjects. Contact the student advisor for more information.

Second year

Option 1:

Option 2:

Option 3:

Practical information for Master students at IKOS

On the Department's website you will find important information about studying for a Master's degree at IKOS, especially concerning the Master's thesis.


Diploma and degree

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

Published June 27, 2018 2:28 PM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2020 1:28 PM