M.A. in China Studies

General Information

The Graduate Program in China Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is to introduce students to advanced knowledge about the culture, history, language, society, politics and various other aspects of East and South Asian countries: China, Japan, and India & Indonesia.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 Years
Tuition Fee: US $10,500 / year
Starting in: October
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

As part of the China Studies program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, students will specialize in the same geographical region (China, Japan, or India and Indonesia) they chose for their BA studies. MA students will participate in advanced seminars, guided reading classes, and other courses from within and outside the department upon approval from the MA advisor.

The Department

The Department of Asian Studies currently offers an English-language graduate program in the China section only. The MA program includes a wide variety of courses on Chinese history, archaeology, philosophy, intellectual history, political thought, traditional China’s interaction with Asian and European cultures, as well as culture, society, and politics in traditional, modern, and contemporary China.

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Admission and Requirements:

  • Admission to the English language MA program in the China Section requires a Lower Advanced level of English proficiency. Prior to graduation, candidates are expected to attain Upper Advanced level in English.
  • The program is designed for students who wish to enhance their undergraduate major in Chinese studies with MA level training in the department. Candidates who did not major in Chinese Studies at the BA level will be subject to additional requirements.

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