This programme draws on expertise from across the University faculties, and benefits from the many connections the CCC has developed. Whether you are seeking a career that will involve direct contact with China or work based in a wider context, we offer excellent opportunities for you to learn and understand more about modern China as it becomes an increasingly important global economic force.
We offer pathways in Economics, Management, and Politics and International Relations, with plans under way for students from humanities backgrounds.
Careers: Academia; banking/finance; civil service; international corporations
Core modules: Chinese economic reform in comparative perspective; Divergent modernities: China and Europe compared
Optional modules by pathway: Economics: Economic analysis; Economic policy and development; Finance; International trade; Industrial economics; Labour economics; Trade integration
Management: Business ethics; Comparative and international people management; Enterprise, entrepreneurship and new business venturing; Entrepreneurial marketing; Innovation and technology transfer; Knowledge management and business intelligence; Marketing in the digital age
In addition, students on the Management pathway have the option to study Chinese or English language for non-native speakers
Politics and International Relations: Governing globalisation; Global politics and international relations; Globalisation and international relations; Introduction to security studies
Plus: Dissertation (12,50015,000 words: MSc only)
Duration: 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Study abroad in China: Students who are not Chinese nationals will have the opportunity to apply for full scholarships, provided by the Chinese government, to extend their study by a period of six months or one year at one of our partner universities in China
Assessment: Coursework and examination
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships: Students applying for the MSc are able to apply for the School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships which cover tuition fees for the programme. The application deadline for these scholarships is usually in early March.
China Scholarship Council(CSC): Students who are not Chinese nationals will have the opportunity to apply for full scholarships, provided by the China Sholarship Council, to extend their study by a period of six months or one year at one of our partner Universities in China.
The scholarships are guaranteed for the year 2011-12, but follow-on funding is available for students applying for courses of a longer duration. The language of tuition will be Chinese and a foundation year of Chinese language will be provided for students without the appropriate language background. Students wishing to learn Chinese can apply specifically for a one or two year language programme. The Centre for Contemporary China (CCC) will advise on suitable institutions and place students at our partner Universities
Anyone who is interested in pursuing this excellent opportunity should first visit the CSC website for further details. They should then submit a CV along with a covering letter identifying the preferred subject, level of study and motivations in applying for the scholarship to Mark Cranshaw in the CCC firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents should be submitted by Friday 4th March. Successful applicants will be informed within the following few days in order to allow time to comply with the final submission date of March 25th.
We are offering a number of bursaries of £4,000 per year to Students on the MSc in International Comparative Studies programme. These bursaries are allocated on a competitive basis and you will have to meet certain criteria.