Chinese Studies

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

Follow-up Master’s Degree Studies in Chinese Studies focus on contemporary China (the PRC, Taiwan, and China’s ‘diaspora’) as a meeting place of traditional Chinese and Western influences, where various projects related to the identity of modern China are being shaped. Studying this field leads students to an understanding of these processes at the level of the political and social formation of modern China, as well as on the level of discourse practices. An integral part of the study is the on-going, intensive learning of the Chinese language.

The Follow-up Master’s Degree in Chinese Studies assumes a knowledge of Chinese language, history and culture at the level of Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Studies.

Main study areas:

1) The study of contemporary Chinese society and politics - the transformation of political institutions, political regimes and ideologies and their impact on the life of Chinese society.

2) Studying discourse practices in modern China (political thought, Chinese Marxism, modern Chinese literature, popular culture, religion, Chinese medicine, martial arts, film, etc.) to clarify the origin of these phenomena, their social and cultural context and meaning for modern Chinese identity.

3) The intensive study of Modern Chinese. The basics of the courses are Practical Chinese for Master’s Degree I-IV, complemented by other courses developing specific skills (intensive one-to-one conversation, translation seminars, written Chinese, conference presentation in Chinese).

“Learn Chinese and get to know China – it is becoming a key part of our world.”

Career opportunities

Graduates find employment in positions of co-ordinators of Chinese-Czech projects, foreign trade, diplomacy, translation and interpreting and as Chinese language teachers.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024)

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

Who the programme is intended for: Knowledge of modern Chinese at the level B-1 CEFR is required. A Bachelor’s degree in sinology in Brno, Prague, and Olomouc is considered sufficient proof. Applicants from other fields shall submit a detailed proof of completed studies of Chinese (place, length, intensity).

Subject matter of the entrance examination: Oral examination The committee will decide on the admission of applicants on the basis of the submitted materials. The documents for the admission procedure include:

  • 1) statement of study results (grades) in the Bachelor’s programme in pdf form;
  • 2) a link to the address from which it is possible to download the Bachelor’s thesis, including the reviews of the supervisor and the reviewer. If it is not possible to download the thesis and reviews, the applicant shall submit them in pdf form;
  • 3) brief motivation letter (1 page, max. 2 pages).
  • Documents for the admission procedure must be uploaded into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 1 June. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

    Website Department of Chinese Studies.

    General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Evaluation of the entrance exam: Bachelor’s thesis - max. 40 points, statement of study results (grades) - max. 40 points, motivation letter - max. 20 points. Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 75 points (out of 100).

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Follow-up studies

Graduates of the Follow-up Master’s Degree in Chinese Studies are equipped to continue their studies on a doctoral programme focusing on China, either in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

Mgr. Bc. Magdaléna Rychetská, M.A., Ph.D.



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