About this course
The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development, throughout the two year programme students can test their insights on the challenges to the Chinese sate and society in the 21st century by interacting with Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, decision makers and opinion leaders. Upon completion of the study programme, the graduates will be able to contextualise China’s ascent in the broader global context and to link this issue to debates about international relations and theories of development. The Master of Contemporary China Studies aims to:
- Provide students with the most updated and insightful knowledge of contemporary China, and with rigorous analytical training, so that they can make informed decision in their careers, whether in civil service, business, academic teaching or research.
- Increase levels of public awareness of informed debates about the current and potential impacts of a rising China in their lives.
- Promote USJ as a leading provider of academic study and research in the field of social-political-economic theories and practices in contemporary China.
- Applicants must possess a Bachelor degree, or its equivalent, and demonstrate adequate English proficiency.
- Relevant work experience strengthens your application.
- Selected applicants are required to attend an admission interview.
- Master students who complete the first year of the curricular part of the programme with a minimum overall grade below 14 (out of 20) will not be allowed to proceed to the dissertation, project or report, but are eligible to receive a post-graduate diploma.