Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September intake only
Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
China has the world’s biggest population and the second largest economy in the world. As part of the BRICS and BASIC group, China has a large impact in world affairs: understanding China is increasingly becoming essential to understanding the world. Politics and International Relations of China provide a fascinating opportunity to examine issues and themes in modern politics. From dynastic rule to the fall of the Qing, unequal treaties and their legacies in the form of Hong Kong and Macau, China offers an example for examining and analyzing long standing questions of territory, border, identity and sovereignty. From these historical origins to the more recent ‘Rise of China’, the buzzword of the 21st Century, this MSc degree brings together elements required to fully appreciate and understand China’s rise, its origins, and its current position in the world.
The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics modules of State and Society in the Chinese Political process (domestic politics), China and International Politics (international relations) and Taiwan’s Politics and Cross-Strait Relations. Each China Politics module combines empirical and theoretical material in a historically sensitive manner. The modules aim to establish thematic groupings for the purposes of considering and debating the government and politics of China, and further examine the relations between the government and politics of China and regional developments, international pressures, and the global political economy.
Students must take 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including core and option modules) and a 60 credit dissertation.
- 90 credits from A (all modules compulsory);
- 30 additional credits B or C;
- Dissertation on some aspect of Chinese Politics (compulsory)
Must be written on some aspect of Chinese Politics.
Modules MUST be completed successfully for the achievement of an exit award.
Choose modules to the value of 30 credits from list B or C below
List of modules (subject to availability)
List B: Politics modules
List C: Modules focused on China in a cognate discipline:
Language modules: Please contact the relevant module convenor during welcome week to arrange a placement test if necessary.
This is the structure for applicants for the year shown above
If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page, on Moodle or through your Department.
Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.
This is a Band 3 tuition fee.
Fees for 2019/20 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year.
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