The 'rise' of China over the past three decades raises challenging questions about the relationships between politics and market expansion, international cooperation, business innovations, and cultural and social developments. Our programme will provide you with the conceptual and research tools to critically understand these relationships from comparative and global perspectives.
Our MSc is based in our Lau China Institute and benefits from a growing and dynamic staff strongly committed to research and teaching. They combine expertise in Chinese history and politics with specialisms in different theoretical traditions, including political science, economics, international relations, social anthropology and international business and corporate governance.
The expertise of the associates of the Lau China Institute spans international trade law, healthcare regulation and biomedicine innovations, film and media, and military and maritime strategies.
Our course is designed to provide you with high-quality graduate research training for a career related to China. It aims to broaden and deepen your understanding of contemporary China and familiarise you with major research methods currently used in the field of China studies. Our MSc is a platform both for further graduate work or enhancing your employment prospects. You do not need language or subject knowledge to begin this programme.
Our course is designed to provide you with high-quality graduate research training if you have a career interest related to China. It aims to broaden and deepen your understanding of contemporary China and instil familiarity with major research methods currently used in the field of China studies. Combining the intellectual endeavour associated with advanced learning and the practical implications of policymaking and business management, our MSc supports you in carrying out further graduate work and in obtaining specialised knowledge of modern China to enhance your employment prospects. There are no disciplinary or language prerequisites for entry to the programme.
Our programme consists of 180 credits: a 60-credit dissertation, 60 credits of taught core and compulsory modules, and 60 credits of optional modules.
Most 20-credit modules will be assessed by a 4,000-word essay (85% of marks) and by class participation and attendance (15%), or by an oral presentation if the participation and attendance component is failed. The dissertation module assessment will be on the dissertation alone (up to 12,000 words).
If you are undertaking an internship you will be expected to complete a working period of no less than 15 days and be assessed on the basis of an essay.