The objective of the module is that the student is able to use their knowledge on China and International Relations on a specialized level.
The fourth semester of the Master’s Program is dedicated to writing the Master’s thesis, where the student will devote themselves to a problem formulation that relates to China and International Relations.
The coordinator will approve the subject of the thesis and a deadline will be set. If the student has chosen a full specialization in Chinese Area Studies, the subject matter of the Master’s thesis must be within the respective field.
Supervisor A from UIR and Supervisor B from AAU will be assigned during the thesis writing process, but the student must still organize their thesis writing and therefore must choose the subject, problem formulation and find the relevant literature and source material individually.
|Name of exam||Master's Thesis|
|Type of exam|
Master's thesis/final projectThis module concludes with an external oral exam based on the submitted written thesis. The exam takes the form of a discussion between the student(s), an especially appointed supervisor on the UIR side, B Supervisor and an external examiner based on the finished thesis.
One student: 35 – 70 pages
Two students: 50 – 100 pages
Three students: 65 – 130 pages
Four or more students : 80 – 130 pages
An overall grade will be awarded for the written Master’s thesis and the oral presentation. The main emphasis is on the written part. The thesis should be written by only one student individually.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Master's Thesis|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Other location|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of International Affairs|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|