Chinese Studies

Bachelor'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?

Bachelor’s Degree Studies in Chinese Studies gives students a knowledge of Modern Chinese on the level B-1 SERR and a comprehensive knowledge of Chinese culture, both modern and traditional. Graduates are conversant with all basic areas of Chinese culture and understand the complex inter-connections within this culture. Graduates are also able to see Chinese culture in a global context and comprehend and interpret the social and political events and processes that shape contemporary China and determine its place in the world. Language learning is an important part of the studies. The programme offers an intensive, three-year course in Chinese, covering all basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students on this programme are advised to spend at least one semester in China on a study visit. The programme gives students the language and cultural competencies that enable them to communicate in an informed and effective manner in the Chinese cultural environment.

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

Further information

http://cinskastudia.phil.muni.cz/

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

This programme is accredited in Czech and requires students to have a native-speaker or C1 knowledge of Czech or Slovak.

The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the Learning Potential Test (TSP). Applicants may also be admitted based on other criteria, see Admission without the Entrance Examination. The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University disregards the results of SCIO National Comparative Examinations.

You can file your e-applications for studies from 1 November to 28 February.
The date and time of the examination will be stated in the electronic invitation for the examination, which will be uploaded to your e-application. The faculty will not be sending paper invitations. Applicants applying for the major study plan and minor study plan in a combined study must comply with the conditions for admission into both plans.

Learning Potential Test (TSP)

This test is only in Czech. For up-to-date information, click here

Field of Study Examination

For admission for studies of this degree programme, you do not need to take the Field of Study Examination.

Admission without the entrance examination

You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on at least one of the following criteria:
  1. secondary school results with an average 1.5 or higher in the subjects Chinese, Czech/Slovak language and a choice of any two subjects determined by the faculty: history, French, music, information technology, Italian, Latin, maths, German, Russian, Spanish, basics of social sciences;
  2. state examination from Chinese (HSK - any level) and secondary school results with an average 2.0 or higher in the subjects Czech or Slovak language.

Secondary school results may be applied for an exemption from the entrance examination by those applicants whose average grade was 1.5 or higher in each of the four profile subjects. The total average result in all subjects is not taken into consideration. Secondary school seminars are also disregarded. The average grade of each profile subject is calculated based on the results of the last four years of study in the following way: the mid-year grade is calculated from the final year, whereas the final grades are calculated from the previous three years. It is also necessary that applicants have studied each of the profile subjects for at least two years during the last four years.
Enter your grades in your e-application. Then print the grades out and let your secondary school certify them with a stamp and a signature. Upload the scan of the certified grades into your e-application. You can also upload officially certified school reports or any other documents certifying your school results.
Please upload the officially certified documents together with a completed Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination directly to your e-application in the section Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination no later than 28 February.

Criteria for evaluation

Limit for TSP percentile for successfully passing the entrance examination: 40

Recommended literature


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

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Chinese Studies as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

A Bachelor’s Degree graduate may continue with Follow-up Master’s Degree Studies in Cultural Studies of China at the Faculty of Arts, or on another programme focused on Chinese studies in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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

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

Consultant

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