Normally a 2:1 or equivalent in any degree
Months of entry
The MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies is an innovative, exciting and challenging one-year taught masters programme providing you with a deep insight into one of the world’s most dynamic nations. The programme provides total immersion in China while studying through English to the same rigorous high standards as the University of Nottingham in the UK.
The MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies provides you with alternative pathways for applying a range of disciplinary perspectives to the study of Chinese business and society, politics and economics, sustainable development and the environment, media and popular culture, visual and performing arts, or modern Chinese history.
The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies is recognised as a leader in the provision of high quality, discipline-based research and degree programmes which incorporate the study of China. It trains a new generation of researchers and practitioners by academics conducting cutting-edge research with a focus on Chinese business, economy, geography, media and culture, history, language, law and politics.
You can choose to study Mandarin as optional modules, starting at the appropriate level for you – from beginner to advanced – depending on your prior study of the language. You will use what you have learned in a Chinese language and cultural setting.
Your study at Nottingham’s Ningbo China campus will enrich your cultural and linguistic experience and allow you to explore a range of themes and issues relevant for understanding contemporary China.
Contemporary China Issues 20
Research Design and Practice in China 20
Government and Politics of China 10
The Rise of Modern China 10
Media and Communications in a Globalising China 10
Contemporary Chinese Culture, Ideology and Society 10
Optional group one
Students must take a minimum of 10 or maximum of 30 credits from the following group:
Chinese Business and Society 10
Economic Development in Contemporary China 10
Management for China 10 Spring
Optional Group 2
Subject to the approval of the offering school, students may take a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 credits offered by other schools including the Language Centre to bring the total to 180. For international students whose first language is not mandarin Chinese, they can choose to take Mandarin modules. The level will be decided at registration.
In considering options offered by other schools, you should make your choices according to your timetable to ensure your options do not clash. You will also need to ensure that you meet the entry requirements and have taken any pre-requisites outlined in the module specifications in the module catalogue. Non-Mandarin speakers coming in above beginners' level will be assessed and recommended to the right level.
Information for international students
The University currently houses 700 international students from 70 different countries
Fees and funding
Competitive international student (including UK students) scholarships
- Ningbo Govt International Student Scholarship 14 x approx 3,100 GBP
- The University of Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship 25 x approx. 2,050 GBP
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- International Admissions
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