This programme option no longer admits students

Programme structure

NB! The programme structure below is new as of Autumn 2017. Students that were admitted before Autumn 2017, should refer to the old programme structure

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

  • Compulsory courses, 40 credits
  • Elective courses, 20 credits
  • Thesis preparation, 30 credits
  • Master’s thesis, 30 credits.

Recommended course of study

4. semester
3. semester

EAST4010 – Research Methodology in East Asian Studies (discontinued) and


2. semester

KIN4540 – Topics in Chinese Society and Politics 2 Elective course

Elective course

1. semester

KIN4510 – How to study Chinese Culture and Society at an Advanced Level KIN4520 – Recent Developments in Chinese Society
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

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

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.

Master's thesis and courses preparing the student for thesis work

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 11, 2014 2:39 PM - Last modified Mar. 5, 2018 3:29 PM