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  • Objectives
    This course will equip you with an enviable skillset, including an understanding of the diverse research methods used in contemporary Chinese studies. You will graduate with a strong working Chinese vocabulary and will be adept at communicating your ideas, principles and theories both about and within contemporary China.
  • Entry requirements
    The course is aimed at students with a background in Chinese Studies and seeks to extend your language skills and understanding of China in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. As a student on this programme, you will be encouraged to develop your ability to analyse contemporary China's history, culture, economy, policy and society both domestically and in a global context.
  • Academic Title
    MA Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new full-time taught Masters programme that has been created to meet the demand from industry and research for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China.
    -The course is aimed at graduates of all disciplines with an interest in China and seeks to extend your language skills and understanding of China in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. As a student on this programme, you will be encouraged to develop your ability to analyse contemporary China's history, culture, economy, policy and society both domestically and in a global context.

    Course Content
    Over the first two semesters, you will be required to take 120 credits' worth of modules in topics such as:

    -Chinese Language
    -Contemporary Chinese History, Culture and Society
    -Research Design and Practice in China
    -Contemporary Chinese Law and Politics

    The modules you take will link into Nottingham University Business School, as well as courses such as MSc Human Geography and Chinese Studies, and MA Chinese-English Translation, to give you the strongest possible suite of skills and critical insight into the issues affecting contemporary China.

    The course will culminate in the completion of a 60-credit dissertation or three-month internship in China, which you will have to support with a 10,000-word report.

    Course Structure

    The MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies is taught on a full-time basis over one calendar year.

    Over the first two semesters, you will be required to take 120 credits’ worth of modules.

    During the summer term, you will be expected to complete a 10,000-15,000 word dissertation (worth 60 credits).

    Alternatively, you have the exciting opportunity to complete a three-month internship in China and write a report of 10,000 words to support this

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