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Double Masters in Asian & European Affairs MA


Course Description

Aims to provide in -depth knowledge of the politics, economics and society of Asia and Europe. You will study at two world-leading institutions: Renmin University of China, where you will benefit from its expertise on China and Asia; and King's College London, where you will benefit from our expertise in European affairs. Together we will provide you with the knowledge to critically understand and assess Asian, European and global politics.

Key benefits

- Offers the opportunity to learn about both contemporary Asia and Europe with a particular focus on economic, political and societal dynamics

- Study at two of the world's most prestigious universities, in two of the world's most dynamic cities (one year in Beijing, one year in London)

- Unique opportunity to develop a sensitivity towards social, cultural and political differences greatly valued by employers

- Possibility of learning Chinese contributes to employability

- For Chinese students acquisition of reasonable proficiency in English contributes to employability

- European & International Studies staff contributed in a major way to King's being ranked first for research power in the field of Politics and International Relations (2014 Research Excellence Framework)

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/double-masters-in-asian-and-european-affairs-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

Designed for students who wish to obtain in-depth knowledge of the politics, economics and society of Asia and Europe and to pursue a career in public service, international organisations, business, research or academia.

The EU is the largest economic block in the world and Asia is the fastest-growing region. This programme will equip you with sufficient knowledge about the two regions to work in either of them or in international institutions. You will have the opportunity to study and understand a variety of political, economic and societal topics and to gain specialised knowledge on two topics of your choice and develop advanced research skills through two research dissertations – one for Renmin University of China, and one for King's.

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a leading research university focusing on humanities and social sciences. Its scope covers natural sciences, information technology and environmental sciences. According to the China Ministry of Education, Renmin is ranked first for the study of political science, public administration, economics, law, statistics, business administration and sociology. The School of International Studies (SIS) is one of the earliest institutes to engage in the teaching and research of political science and international affairs. Because of this, the school has established strong academic traditions and accumulated invaluable historical experience, making it a leading and influential teaching and research base in the fields of political science and international studies in China.

- Course purpose -

Offers postgraduate-level education in Asian and European affairs. Provides students with the opportunity to study and understand a variety of political, economic and societal topics and to gain specialised knowledge on two topics of their choice through the completion of two research dissertations (one for Renmin University of China, the other for King's).

- Course format and assessment -

During Year 1, students are taught and assessed at Renmin University of China (RUC). Students are expected to successfully complete 27 RUC credits (one RUC credit equals 16 class hours). 6-8 of these credits might be transferred from the modules undertaken at King’s College London in Year 2.

During Year 2, students are taught and assessed at King’s College London. Students are expected to successfully complete 210 credits: 120 credits from taught modules taken at King’s, 60 credits from an individual dissertation supervised by a staff member, and 30 credits transferred from RUC.

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

Career Prospects:

Doctoral research at King's or other prestigious universities; employment in government, European Union institutions, international organisations, business, and the media.

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 Double Masters in Asian & European Affairs MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

Student Profiles
Scholarships

Entry Requirements

Bachelors degree with 2.1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

Course Fees

(2017/18): UK/EU: Yr 1: RMB 60,000, Yr 2: (King's) £10,500. Full time Overseas: Yr 1 RMB 60,000, Yr 2 (King's) £17,640.


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