University of Nottingham

MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a unique, world-class, international institution. Situated on China’s prosperous east coast, the University provides excellent teaching and research opportunities to prepare you for a top career in a tough global marketplace. As China plays an ever greater role on the world stage, both politically and economically, the knowledge and skill-sets learned on this course have never been in greater demand by employers. 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. 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. You will also have the opportunity to apply for and complete an internship in China. 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. There is a growing demand among employers for graduates with expertise on China. Students will also have the opportunity to apply for and complete a 10-week internship in China allowing students to become familiar with the Chinese workplace and to put what they have learned into practice in real life or writing a dissertation depending on your path route. This degree will also prepare you to pursue further study for a PhD in Chinese studies.


Fully accredited programme of the University of Nottingham

International Student Requirements:

The MA in Contemporary Chinese studies is aimed at students who already have some educational or professional experience of China. For international students whose first language is not mandarin Chinese, they can choose to take Mandarin modules. Prior knowledge of Chinese is an advantage but not a requirement. Level will be decided on registration.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 90000

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