Master Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in China

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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Master in Communication and Media (Dual Degree with Fudan University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Shanghai

The Communication and Media dual degree is available to all students who are interested in analysing European and Asian media and in developing adequate skills to work in the communications sector. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in China 2017. Master in Communication and Media (Dual Degree with Fudan University) PROCEDURE The Dual Diploma Program with Fudan University is being integrated into the Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation launched in October 2016. Current students will continue studying in their original Master's programme. Their programme may undergo a few alterations related to the School's organisation for the 2017/2018 academic year. AN INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM DEVOTED TO COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA The Communication and Media dual degree is available to all students who are interested in analysing European and Asian media and in developing adequate skills to work in the communications sector. It will also help to understand the different approaches Asians and Europeans have to governing Medias and Communications Groups. It offers two degrees to students who successfully complete the two-year program: an MA from Sciences-Po and an equivalent master's degree from Fudan University in Shanghai. Our aim is to educate students from all over the world to become specialists in Media and Communication, with a particular focus on the Asian and European areas. Besides language prerequisites, Chinese, French and English classes will be given to enable to improve the linguistic level. GRADUATES OF THIS DUAL DEGREE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A WIDE RANGE OF CAREER OPENINGS IN THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA INDUSTRIES, WHETHER IT IS IN PRIVATE OR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, ADVERTISING GROUPS AND MARKETING SEARCH INSTITUTES. APPLICATION Online application only Please check the language requirements for this program Candidates can apply via the Sciences Po website. QUESTIONS REGARDING ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES (APPLICATION, SCHOLARSHIP, REQUIREMENTS, ETC.) SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO SCIENCES PO ADMISSIONS Applications will be received centrally at Sciences Po, where they will be examined by a joint admissions board comprising representatives of both Fudan U and Sciences Po. Applicants will be notified by email and, if admitted, by post. IMPORTANT: Deferral will no longer be possible after admission. NB: this application is specific to this program and may not be considered as automatically valuable to other programs offered by both institutions. Attention: Fudan University School of Journalism has an exclusive and new English-language website dedicated to the double Masters program in Communication and Media, covering details of Year 2 in Shanghai program structure, tuition fee, application, compulsory and optional courses, Mandarin language study courses, social and cultural events and program alumni. Fudan year tuition fee is 80000RMB. Application to Fudan-Sciences Po Communication & Media double master degree program International Applicants: Please visit our website. Applicants from mainland China- Junior collegestudents who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including students who are already enrolled in undergraduate programs in Fudan University and other prestigious mainland Chinese universities, are eligible to apply to this program through the recommendation (推荐) system, which enables qualified undergraduate students to participate in graduate programs without taking the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination. Interested applicants should first apply, in September, to track three of Fudan School of Journalism’s two-year professional master degree program Communication & Media Double Master Degree Program. Applicants are required to have, or expect to have, a minimum GPA 3.5 (or equivalent) from their previous study, as well as meeting the necessary language entry requirements. Applicants from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao– Applicants who are citizens of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, are required by Chinese law to complete the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao applicants and meet all the requirements, before their applications are jointly reviewed by Fudan University and Sciences Po. Important: Please consult with Fudan University of School of Journalism before submitting an application. SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship at Sciences Po During the first year the international students can also apply to the Chinese Government Scholarship program for Year 2. Information is provided by Sciences Po. FROM FALL 2012, AND THANKS TO JEROME LOHEZ FOUNDATION, A NEW SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS SPECIAL DEGREE. The Jerome Lohez Foundation was launched in November 2005 in honor of Jérôme Robert Lohez, a French citizen who passed away in the North tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The foundation’s mission is to foster international unity and cultural understanding by supporting graduate academic exchanges in higher education, in honor of those diverse citizens who perished in the 2001 attacks in New York City. The Graduate Dual-Degree Program in Communication is a transnational joint-venture between Sciences Po in France and Fudan University in China. The universities have partnered with the Jerome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation to open scholarship opportunities for Chinese and French students who are enrolled in the graduate dualdegree program. The first year of study will take place in Paris, and the second year of study will take place in Shanghai. PROGRAMME OF STUDIES The dual degree Sciences Po - Fudan University in Communication and Media is a two-year program. THE FIRST YEAR WILL BE SPENT AT SCIENCES PO, (AT THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION) AND THE SECOND YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE (WITHIN SOJ) AT FUDAN UNIVERSITY. Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years and will therefore benefit from all services available to students (free access to library, student unions, career services …). The program is multidisciplinary. Students will follow courses in Sociology, Economics, Branding and Communication Strategy, Law, Media analysis and Political Philosophy. Students will take two language classes at Sciences Po, to be chosen from Chinese and French. Assessment criteria will be the same for all students enrolled in the master. A TWO-MONTH INTERNSHIP IS MANDATORY AFTER THE SECOND SEMESTER, BETWEEN JUNE AND SEPTEMBER. At Fudan University, students will write a thesis in English, which they will defend in front of a jury. Final graduation will depend on the student meeting assessment criteria for both years of the program. Students therefore receive a temporary degree at Sciences Po in July and graduate definitely upon completion of the program at Fudan University the following year. 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Master in International Relations (Dual Degree with Peking University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Beijing

The Sciences Po-PKU Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, covering political science, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environment in international studies. [+]

Master in International Relations (Dual Degree with Peking University) Dual Degree - Peking University Peking University at a glance Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yanï), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 274 hectares. It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. The university has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future. Peking University’s School of International Studies (SIS) is the first such school founded in China. It is an important teaching and research platform devoted to the training of specialized talents in international studies, international political economy and diplomacy. A high standard collaboration The Sciences Po-PKU Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, covering political science, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environment in international studies. It emphasizes multicultural perspectives on global security and developmental issues and provides a unique opportunity for students to study international affairs at Paris in Europe and Beijing in Asia. The training stresses the links between public and private decision making on one side and their multiple determinants on the other side : (i) state of scientific and technical knowledge that govern evaluation processes, (ii) representations of social issues and positioning of the civil society, (iii) economic and legal tools for governance practices. Programme Overview The dual degree Sciences Po–Peking University is a two-year academic program. Students spend their first year studying at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po, where they choose between the 7 specialised masters offered in international affairs. In the second year, students join the School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University to study a Master of International Relations with an emphasis on security and development issues and a regional focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region. Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years; they will therefore benefit from all the students’ services (free access to library, student unions, career services…). Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree, students join the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA). Students joining PSIA may choose one of the following master’s programs during the first year of the dual degree: Master in International Security Master in International Public Management Master in International Economic Policy Master in Environmental Policy Master in International Development Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master in International Energy Dual degree students have to complete the required courses related to their chosen Master at PSIA. In addition, dual degree students must take at least one course on China during their year at PSIA during either the first or the second semester. Year 2 at Peking University During the second year of the dual degree, students join the School of International Studies at Peking University (SIS-PKU). At Peking University the students will write a thesis. According to Peking University’s requirement, the students should submit a dissertation and perform oral defense of the dissertation by the end of Semester 4. At Peking University, while Chinese students will take French language classes, international students will take Chinese language classes. Final graduation will rely on the validation by the student of both years of the programme. Therefore, students will get a temporary graduation in July at Sciences Po, while the final graduation is upon the completion of all required studies at Peking University in the second year. Admissions Application All Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website, regardless of nationality. This application is specific to the dual degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or PKU programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Documents submitted for the application should be in English or accompanied by a translation. Also the referee form and the personal statement are to be completed in English. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or PKU to apply to the dual degree. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Note: Applicants holding the nationality of the People's Republic of China (PRC), including students who are already studying at an overseas university (i.e. outside of China), must either have the recommendation eligibility to the SIS or pass the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate students in China. For further information about the Examination and about the application process please contact Ms. Liu Lu. Applicants from China areas of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan may only be admitted into this program when entitled “2016 PKU’s graduate student at SIS”. Please contact Ms. Liu Lu at sis@pku.edu.cn Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan must meet the application eligibility of PKU Graduate Student. Besides applying online through Sciences Po’s website before March 1, 2017, applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan also need to apply online through PKU’s website before December 15, 2016. For PKU online application, applicants need to indicate applying to this program in Chinese in both online and hard copy of application materials, as well as on the cover of application materials posted to designated office. For international applications, online pre-registration steps with PKU are needed after receiving the joint offer from the program. Applicants with offers need to fill out the registration form, make the registration fees and submit the online registration. A hard copy with photos will be needed to send to PKU by post. Detailed information will be sent to admitted students. Tuition Fees and Scholarships Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Peking University for Year 2). During the first year the international students can also apply to the Chinese Government Scholarship program for Year 2. Information is provided by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Chinese Embassy of the student’s country of origin. Degree Conferral Upon successful completion of studies at both institutions, students will be conferred a Master degree from Sciences Po and a Master Degree of Law from PKU. Careers Graduates from the program have been employed all over the world in a wide variety of international organizations, multinational corporations, public entities, and the media sector. Many students have also progressed to doctoral research. This is a dual degree with Peking University. [-]

Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Nankai University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Tianjin

IAPP is an international relations programme with a focus on understanding China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in China 2017. International Affairs and Public Policy is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations. It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted. This programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective. WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT NANKAI? The Zhou Enlai School of Government that delivers the programme is ranked number 1 in China. As one of the most prestigious schools in China, the Zhou Enlai School of Government is an elite centre for research and teaching in the fields of politics, political science, international relations and Sino-Foreign diplomacy. The school is named after Premier Zhou Enlai, one of China’s most revered leaders of the 20th century, holding the position as Chinese Premier. WHAT WILL I STUDY? Modules will include: - Contemporary Chinese studies - International political studies - Theories of international relations - Chinese foreign policy - Introduction to international relations - The evolution of world politics - Chinese language KEY COURSE FACTS Start Date: September 2017 Course Length: 2 years English Language Entry Requirement: IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent. Academic Requirement: - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent HOW TO APPLY: - Completed application form, signed by the student. - Personal statement - Copy(s) of relevant academic certificates and transcripts in English. - Copy(s) of English language certificates in English. - A copy of your passport. [-]

Master In Lusophone Studies Literature

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time August 2017 China Anhui

This Master addresses the Literatures in Portuguese from the perspective of cultural studies comparatists. It is based on recognition of Macao as a unique platform for intercultural dialogue between Asia [+]

This Master addresses the Literatures in Portuguese from the perspective of cultural studies comparatists. It is based on recognition of Macao as a unique platform for intercultural dialogue between Asia, Africa, Brazil and Europe, with regard to crops and Lusophone nations, joined together by mutual economic interest and memory links Common your link to Portugal. Is divided into nine modules (27 credits), Post-Colonial Studies, Comparative, Literary and Cultural Rights, becoming the dialogue between the literature of Portuguese-speaking countries; follows the dissertation, understood as the culmination of a personal search path on a relevant aspect of the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world (9 credits). [-]

Master in History & Heritage Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time August 2017 China Anhui

“History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of ​​interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. In this program students will learn about [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in China 2017. “History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of ​​interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. In this program students will learn about the specific historical and cultural contexts, the heritage and the pertaining identity not only of Macau (a declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2005) but also of the Pearl River Delta Region as well as of South and East Asia at large. This historical connection between all the countries involved is the ground of study and investigation of this Programme. The conservation, study and management of the natural heritage of Macau in particular and South and East Asia in general, can then be considered as the features of expertise of this program. [-]

Master in International Economics and Relations and Business (Chinese-based Program)

BFSU SolBridge-International School of Business
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Beijing

Classes in this program are taught in Chinese. This program is uniquely designed to afford opportunities for overseas business students to develop a fuller appreciation of the practicalities [+]

Classes in this program are taught in Chinese. This program is uniquely designed to afford opportunities for overseas business students to develop a fuller appreciation of the practicalities of doing business in and with China. The program mixes teaching and coursework which is supported by company visits and gives students delegates the opportunity to gather first-hand information from managers and experts. At the meantime, this program provides study aboard opportunity and China tour for students, which enables students to gain an understanding of the Chinese economic, political and social environment. - Duration: 3 years - Tuition (RMB/Year): 44,900 - Application fee (RMB): 800 - Intake: Fall Semester... [-]


Master in Chinese Business and International Relations

BFSU SolBridge-International School of Business
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Beijing

The aim of the BFSU-SolBridge Master’s program is to produce global business leaders who will have a solid grounding in Asian business practices [+]

The aim of the BFSU-SolBridge Master’s program is to produce global business leaders who will have a solid grounding in Asian business practices and business culture. Consequently, BFSU-SolBridge graduates are prepared to be globally employable. The program focuses on developing graduates with advanced knowledge of the international economy, politics, law and other business related aspects. The Master’s program is a 2-year program that delivers a thorough grounding in the core disciplines of international relations and economics, as well as practical experience in handling contemporary corporate challenges. The objectives of this program are for students to: - master the basic principles of economics, and international trade and finance; - understand the contemporary international economy and international trade; - become familiar with prevailing international trade, finance, and investment rules and practices; - be able to conduct innovative research into specific economic fields.... [-]


Master in International Relations

Shandong University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 China Jinan

The Master in International Relations is offered by School of Political Science and Public Administration (SPSPA), Shandong University. SPSPA in Shandong University covers 2 general academic ... [+]

Master in International Relations

 

The Master in International Relations is offered by School of Political Science and Public Administration (SPSPA), Shandong University. 

 

SPSPA in Shandong University covers 2 general academic subjects: political science and public management. Now, the SPSPA has 4 academic departments--Political Science, International Politics, Public Administration and Scientific Socialism, and 5 research centres—Institute of Contemporary Socialism, Center for European Studies, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Institute of Political Party and Institute of Public Policy. 

 

With the effort of all members, the SPSPA has made great progress in discipline development in recent years. It is authorized to run all doctoral degree programs within the general academic subject of political science. The SPSPA currently runs PhD programs in sub-disciplines including International Politics, Party Politics, Political Theory, and Scientific Socialism Study; MA programs in all sub-disciplines under the general academic subject of political science. ... [-]


Master in Religious Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years China

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in China 2017. The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well as in historical archives, libraries and museums. Courses focus on the study and interpretation of Asian religions in their theoretical (e.g. beliefs, myths, philosophy), practical (e.g., rituals, practices) and sociological expressions (e.g., groupings). [-]

Master in Government Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years China

This Master aims to comprehend the systemic process of political development and management, governmental structures and practices in regional, national and global contexts. The programme offers [+]

This Master aims to comprehend the systemic process of political development and management, governmental structures and practices in regional, national and global contexts. The programme offers theoretical and problematic leadership training for the new generation of government top officials and civil servants to enable them to understand and manage global changes, crises, disputes and reform.

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Applicants must possess a licentiate degree from an accredited university, or equivalent. The licentiate is the equivalent of a typical bachelor degree in the North America, the UK and Australia. Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English proficiency. ... [-]


Master in Education

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years China

This programme of studies is designed for teachers, school administrators and people involved and / or interested in the educational processes. The main goal is the identification of future trends and the impacts [+]

This programme of studies is designed for teachers, school administrators and people involved and / or interested in the educational processes. The main goal is the identification of future trends and the impacts in the way schools are organised for change. Students will also discuss the centrality of questioning in the learning process, the role of the brain, the tensions between schooling and education, the building of sustainable schools, and the impact of social and political developments and expectations in education. This programme intends to challenge established concepts and practices in the fields of education.

Admission Requirements

 

Applicants must possess a licentiate degree from an accredited university, or equivalent. The licentiate is the equivalent of a typical bachelor degree in the North America, the UK and Australia. Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English proficiency. ... [-]


Master in Counseling & Psychotherapy

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years China

The Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy aims to provide students with both the knowledge and skills necessary in order for them to become an effective psychological counsellor. The programme reviews and [+]

The Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy aims to provide students with both the knowledge and skills necessary in order for them to become an effective psychological counsellor. The programme reviews and considers the different perspectives and orientations within the field of counselling as well as some of the fundamentals of mental health assessment. The skills of counselling are explored within a range of different therapeutic areas together with an opportunity to put these skills into practice.

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Applicants must possess a licentiate degree from an accredited university, or equivalent. The licentiate is the equivalent of a typical bachelor degree in the North America, the UK and Australia. Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English proficiency. ... [-]


Master in Contemporary China Studies (MCCS)

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years China

The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in China 2017. The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development, throughout the two year programme students can test their insights on the challenges to the Chinese sate and society in the 21st century by interacting with Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, decision makers and opinion leaders. Upon completion of the study programme, the graduates will be able to contextualise China’s ascent in the broader global context and to link this issue to debates about international relations and theories of development. [-]

Master in Community Development

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years China

The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically [+]

The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically, socially, religiously, ethnically, linguistically, with a more focused and distinct identity in the global arena. Not surprisingly, while the outward identity of Macao has greater prominence and focus, inwardly, the city shows the scars of rapid change: dilution of traditional neighbourhoods, apprehension over the arrival of numerous foreign workers, social tensions derived from evolving economic realities, political activism that pacifies individuals, but does not better situations. Therein lies the need to develop persons who learn how to develop communities. Community development focuses on the identification, allocation, and effective use of neighbourhood resources, such as people, formal and informal social groups and leadership structures, economic and financial conditions, and on the mobilisation of these resources to bring the community to a higher level of development. This programme of studies in Community Development at the Master’s level belongs to the academic area of Social Work. It will expose to and train students in the major theoretical and practical approaches to the development of communities. [-]

Master of Contemporary China Studies (CCSP)

Renmin University of China, School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Beijing

The Master of Contemporary China Studies program (CCSP) provides a comprehensive introduction to the economy, politics, law, society, and foreign policy of contemporary China. [+]

Master of Contemporary China Studies (CCSP)

Since 2006, the Contemporary China Studies Program (CCSP) has offered overseas students not yet proficient in Chinese language the opportunity to study Chinese governance and foreign relations while living in China's capital city. CCSP draws students from all over the world, fostering a unique multidisciplinary and multinational environment in which diverse backgrounds and experiences enhance rigorous academic study.

The two-year master's program provides a comprehensive introduction to the economy, politics, law, society, and foreign policy of contemporary China. In the second year, the program supports students as they conduct independent research on a topic of their choosing. Upon completion of the program, graduates will get a Master of law degree, as recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.... [-]