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China and Globalisation MSc

Course Description

China & Globalisation offers an introduction to the causes and consequences of China’s rise from comparative and global perspectives. It equips you with conceptual and research tools for the critical analysis of China’s social and economic trends, enabling understanding of Chinese public policies, business strategies and modes of international cooperation. Ideal if you have a career interest related to China.

Key benefits

- Offers you a theoretically informed understanding of contemporary China, focusing on the interactions of economic, political and social factors for sustainable development.

- A wide range of optional taught modules drawing on expertise from across King’s.

- Our unrivalled location in the heart of London brings outstanding advantages. You can enjoy excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities and wide-ranging access to library and archival resources.

- We accept students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, and previous knowledge of China and Chinese languages is not necessary.

- Where appropriate, and subject to availability, you can substitute one taught module for an internship and a related written assignment. Our Internships Office will help in identifying suitable opportunities.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/china-and-globalisation-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The 'rise' of China over the past three decades raises challenging questions about the relationships between politics and market expansion, international cooperation, business innovations, and cultural and social developments. The programme provides you with the conceptual and research tools needed to critically understand these relationships from comparative and global perspectives. It is built around core and compulsory taught modules, which include:

- Chinese Business and Corporate Governance in Global Context
- Governing China In The Age Of Globalisation
- Dissertation for MSc China and Globalisatoin

To add to your knowledge of comparative case studies and interdisciplinary theories, you will have a choice of external modules offered by the School of Global Affairs and the departments of War Studies, Public Policy, Geography, History and other Social Science and Arts & Humanities disciplines.

Our MSc is based in the Lau China Institute at King's and benefits from a growing and dynamic staff strongly committed to research and teaching. They combine expertise in Chinese history and politics with specialisations in different theoretical traditions, including political science, economics, international relations, social anthropology and international business and corporate governance.

- Course purpose -

Our course is designed to provide you with high-quality graduate research training if you have a career interest related to China. It aims to broaden and deepen your understanding of contemporary China and instil familiarity with major research methods currently used in the field of China studies. Combining the intellectual endeavour associated with advanced learning and the practical implications of policymaking and business management, our MSc supports you in carrying out further graduate work and in obtaining specialised knowledge of modern China to enhance your employment prospects. There are no disciplinary or language prerequisites for entry to the programme.

- Course format and assessment -

Our programme consists of 180 credits: a 60-credit dissertation, 60 credits of taught core and compulsory modules, and 60 credits of optional modules.

Most 20-credit modules will be assessed by a 4,000-word essay (85% of marks) and by class participation and attendance (15%), or by an oral presentation if the participation and attendance component is failed. The dissertation module assessment will be on the dissertation alone (up to 12,000 words).

If you are undertaking an internship you will be expected to complete a working period of no less than 15 days and be assessed on the basis of an essay.

Career prospects

This innovative programme is designed to offer students practical and transferable skills for careers including academic research; entrepreneurship in public services and the private sector, including finance and investment, media and publishing; and leadership roles in international organisations and NGOs.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the China and Globalisation MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent). Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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