A new, one year full-time, multi-disciplinary Master's programme specially designed for graduates from any discipline who want to prepare themselves for a career in an organisation that has an East Asian focus or to undertake further research in the area.
What this programme will do for you
l Give you a competitive edge in getting a job with a focus on East Asia
l Demonstrate your seriousness about equipping yourself for this fast-growing sector
l Give you a deep understanding of contemporary East Asia
l Give you the knowledge required to operate effectively in a range of organisations with an East Asian focus
l Basic mastery of either Chinese or Japanese
l Develop your career management skills
l Give you the necessary skills for doctoral research
Core Modules 必修課程
China and Japan in East Asia (double)
East Asia and Europe (double)
Introduction to Research Methods
Optional Modules 選修課程
Social Policy and Social Change in East Asia
The Evolution of China's Market Economy
Old and New China - The Case of Shanghai
Mandarin Chinese 1
Mandarin Chinese 2
It is a one year full-time programme comprising 3 core modules, 3 further optional modules plus the dissertation. If you are not already competent in an East Asian language, you will be expected to include a language module in your options
In term three you will be completing your dissertation and we are hoping to provide opportunities to work or study in East Asia.
Submission of 8 assessed essays of 3,000 words. Submission of a dissertation with a minimum of 10,000 and not exceeding 15,000 words. There are no unseen written examinations.
You should normally hold, or be expecting to hold, a good first degree in any subject. Applicants without such a degree but who have other qualifications and relevant professional experience will also be considered.
If your first language is not English you will need to demonstrate an adequate command of the language. If the medium of instruction of your first degree was English then that is sufficient evidence. Otherwise a minimum score of 6.5 in the British Council's International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or its equivalent is needed. We welcome applications from candidates of all social and ethnic backgrounds and our admissions policy is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities. The life of the University is enriched by a student body which reflects the diversity of the community at large and which contains students from all parts of the UK, including the local area, students from other EU countries and from overseas, and mature students as well as those entering straight from completing their first degree.
The University's admission policy is directed towards the selection of students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from the programmes which they intend to follow and who will make a contribution to the life of the University.