Shanghai University is a public research university located in Shanghai, China, and was established in 1922. It is co-funded by Chinese Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipal Government as part of the Project 211 and the Double First Class University Plan for leading national universities.

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📚About the Program

Master’s in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Shanghai University (SHU)

This major will closely follow the major national and local needs, pay attention to the field excavation and practice of cultural relics archaeology and museums and build a cultural relics and museums discipline featuring new ideas, new horizons and new methods in the context of global regionalization. This discipline invites famous foreign professors to open courses every year, and actively recommends graduate students to participate in relevant academic conferences and international exchanges, so as to cultivate interdisciplinary talents with a broad international vision. This major has three research directions: archaeology, museology and cultural relic protection.

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📖Program Curriculum

1. Common course:
The Chinese Characteristic Socialism Theory and Practice Research
Public English
An Introduction to Dialectics of Nature
Marxism and Social Science Methodology.

2. Basic courses:
Archaeological Theories and Methods
Field Archaeology
Chronological Archaeology
Research on Art History
Current Archaeological Theories, Methods, and Practices
Theories and Methods on Museology
Studies on Exhibition in Museum
Studies on Public Education in Museum
Studies on Smart Museology
New Museology
Preliminary in Cultural Preservation
Science and Practices in Cultural Preservation
Preservation of Organic Materials
Preservation of Inorganic Materials.

3. Optional courses:
Basic courses in all directions can be used as elective courses in other directions.

4. Innovation and entrepreneurship courses:
Research on the frontiers of archaeology and museology.
5. Practical courses
Archaeology Fieldwork
Museum Fieldwork
Practices of cultural relics preservation.

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🏫About Shanghai University (SHU)

Shanghai University (SHU), founded in 1922, is a leading University based in Shanghai offering a wide range of programs in English to international students. SHU has been developed into a university with profound academic traditions and outstanding research facilities, embracing students from various countries with its global outlook. Just like the city of Shanghai, SHU has undergone dramatic changes in the past few decades,turning into a multicultural community with tremendous opportunities and resources.

SHU is one of the top 40 Chinese universities, the top 100 Asian universities, the premier university of Shanghai, and a member of China Project 211 Universities. It is a comprehensive university offering 82 undergraduate programs, 187 graduate programs, and 97 doctoral programs in various disciplines including science, humanities & social sciences, engineering, economics & management, art, etc. They ranked No.15 in China last 2018 and No.17 in China last 2016 for the QS World University; No.33 in China in 2018 and No.34 in China in 2016 for the U.S. News Education Rankings; and ranked No.33 in China last 2016 for The World University Rankings.

The university currently has 16,464 graduate students, 20,406 undergraduate students, and 4,505 international students. Students graduated from SHU are widely welcomed by employers from various firms and companies, as proved by the employment rate of 99.63% in 2017.

Currently, there are about 3,155 faculty members at Shanghai University, which includes 722 professors and 1,102 associate professors. To be more specific, 34 faculty members receive a special allowance from the State Council; 11 professors were awarded as the Yangze River Scholars, and 29 members accepting funding and scholarship from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Based on the contribution of our top-level faculty and diligent students, SHU has achieved collaboration with 208 universities in 51 nations and regions, managing 5 Confucius Institutes with partners in North America, Europe, Asia, etc.

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🏠 Accommodation

Shanghai University provides international students on-campus dormitory buildings on both their Baoshan campus and Yanchang campus. Each dormitory room, either single or double, is equipped with one or two single beds, a desk, a closet, an air-conditioner and a bathroom with a basin, a western toilet and a shower. There is a shared kitchen and laundry area with washing machines on each floor of the dormitory buildings. There are various cafeterias that provide delicious food, while convenience stores, supermarkets, and open markets are easily accessible from the residential quarters.

  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$90 USD

Tuition fee:

32,500 CNY per year

65,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 55.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL 95 and above is an advantage.

Minimum education level: Bachelor's.

All student except from Nigeria are eligible to apply to this program

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Video Introduction
  • Certificate from the Financial Guarantor
  • Supervisor Acceptance Letter - Shanghai University (The acceptance letter showing you've been accepted by a Supervisor of Shanghai University.)
  • No Criminal Record Certificate
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Personal Statement Letter or Study Plan
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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