Chinese, Master's, 2 years

The Master’s programme in Chinese is designed to meet the increasing demand for knowledge of the Chinese language and cross-cultural communication.
  • TuitionNone
  • Years2 Years
  • Grade requirementsMinimum C
  • Language
  • ECTS120
  • StartAutumn

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Velkommen til studiestart på masterprogrammet i russisk på Det humanistiske fakultet!

Frammøte: Programmøtet er 15.august kl.11.15-12.00 på HF-bygget, rom 216.

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What will you learn? 

Under the Master’s programme in Chinese, you will build a theoretical foundation in Chinese language, literature and culture. The programme is divided into three core areas: Applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, comparative literature studies, and cultural competence. You will write a Master’s thesis within one of these areas.  

You will be able to perform independent, academic work and solve problems by evaluating theories, methods and interpretations within the discipline. Over the course of two years, you will develop transferable skills and specialise in structuring and communicating ideas effectively, both orally and in writing in Chinese.  

Student life 

Under this programme, you become part of a diverse academic environment. Even though the study environment in Chinese is small, you become part of the entire environment of Master’s students at the department.  

The teaching consists of lectures and seminar groups. All elements of the study programme are compulsory, but in the second semester, it is possible to choose among different subjects, both within Chinese and outside the subject area itself. You have a high degree of freedom to choose the topic for the Master’s thesis, and the academic environment in Chinese is always ready to discuss possible topics with you. As a Master’s student, you will get your own reading room space.  

Most of the teaching will be at Nygårdshøyden in the heart of Bergen city centre. You will have access to reading rooms, library, colloquium rooms, gym, cafés, and student bars on campus. At UiB you can also join a plethora of student organisations. Being part of a student organisation is a valuable investment in your time, as it offers many experiences and friends for life.  


A Master’s degree in Chinese studies will qualify you for positions that require good knowledge of language and culture within a specific country or region.  

This can, for example, be within:  

  • Public administration   

  • Norwegian and international business   

  • Import/export of, for example, seafood   

  • The foreign service (diplomacy, embassy and consulate)  

  • Non-profit organisations  

Admission requirements and how to apply 

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

You will also have to meet the programme specific entry requirements.

All applicants with citizenship from outside EU/EEA must pay tuition fees.

Study structure 

The programme lasts for two academic years (four semesters) and starts in the autumn.  

Semester 1 

Semester 2

Choose one of the following elective courses: 

Semesters 3 and 4

Study period abroad 

You may conduct fieldwork abroad for your Master’s thesis during the third or fourth semester. The Department of Foreign Languages may offer some financial assistance to those who apply. 

Further studies 

If you complete the Master’s programme with good results, you may continue in academic research by applying for a postgraduate (PhD) programme. 

Questions about the study? 

Phone: +47 55 58 93 70 

Mail: studierettleiar@if.uib.no 

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