As the first authorized master’s degree in name of China Studies by Ministry of Education, Master of China Studies (MCS) is the most influential one in China. MCS has the largest number of enrolled international students in Zhejiang University and has attracted 267 students from 44 countries since 2010. In 2014, MCS was selected as one of the six Youth of Excellence Scheme of China (YES China Program), which is a high-level master program with Chinese government scholarship.



 MCS 5 course modules, consisted of theory & methodology, history & civilization, media & life, transformation & development, language & experience, focuses on providing “China Competence” with academic teaching, seminar, essay writing and social practice. English is the primary instruction language. As a two-year long master program in China, you are required to complete minimum 24 credits.



MCS professors come from overseas education background and have rich experience in teaching international students. MCS also have more than 10 foreign guest professors from partner universities to offer series of lectures of “Overseas China Studies” each year. MCS professors, specializing in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences, will help you analyze China issues from multiple and global perspectives.



Thesis research is an indispensable part in Master of China Studies. MCS will not only provide instructions and supervision in the process of thesis proposal, mid-term assessment, peer review and defense, but also set up self-design research projects, to encourage you to conduct in-depth research on the issues you are interested in. MCS thesis can be written in English, the defense is usually scheduled at the end of June, and the MA degree will be conferred in the next year.



The “Second Classroom” and practice in Chinese society have always been the emphasis point to study. MCS “Story” China project enables you to “Survey Together, Observe Real China Yourself”. In the past 6 years, MCS students’ footprints have traversed many Chinese cities and villages, governmental departments, factories and companies, markets and cultural attractions. You can have your own “Story in China” through professional research, cultural experience, internships and other multiple channels. Credits will be given after the submission of those trip reviews. 



In addition to public Chinese classes, MCS provides small class with maximum of 8 students. Also we have one session to fit the needs of particular individuals. In that way you get more personal focus and feedbacks from teachers. Our teaching focus on practical content of Mandarin and you will learn from survival to everyday life Mandarin. Speaking and practicing is actually more important than learning, therefore there are also classes to practice with native Chinese speakers and use the HSK exam vocabulary. You will also have opportunity to have ZJU Chinese student as language partner.



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