MA/Certificate/Diploma Contemporary China
School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Our courses focus on language, political economy, society and business in China, Japan and Korea. With its growing economic power and influence, studying East Asia at masters level will help prepare you for an international career.
About the course
Course description 2017
This is a highly flexible course that offers a large range of modules in the social sciences that may be combined with Chinese language tuition at a range of levels.
The course will cover topics including the Chinese economy, business culture, media, and the politics of the country. At the end of the course you will have a deep understanding of life in modern China.
Choose from a range of modules which may include:
- Political Economy of China
- Contemporary Chinese Society and Media
- Chinese Cities in Transition
- Contemporary Chinese Business and Management
- International Business in East Asia
- Work and Organisation in East Asia
- China and Korea in the Modern World
- Chinese language modules (of the appropriate level)
- Project (core)
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures and small-group seminars. You’re assessed on your essays, exams, presentations and an extended project.
- MA – 1 year full-time
- Postgraduate Certificate – 4 months (60 credits)
- Postgraduate Diploma – 9 months (120 credits)
For all our degrees you will need a good first degree in any subject. This will normally mean a 2.1 from a university in the UK, or equivalent from an institution overseas.
Native speakers of Chinese, Japanese or Korean are welcome to apply to any of our courses but won’t be able to take optional language modules in their native language.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.