The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Introduction

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China, in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is run by The University of Nottingham (UK) with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. The University of Nottingham has recently been ranked 9th in the UK by the Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings and 75th in the world by the QS World Rankings 2014.


The University offers British degree programmes from The University of Nottingham, UK. Our degree courses are all taught in English and are subject to the same quality assurance processes at Nottingham UK. Students also have the option to study Chinese should they wish, or enter our free weekly classes for the entire first year of their studies.


The University is located in Ningbo Higher Education Park, a leafy suburb 25 minutes from the city centre. Ningbo is one of the wealthiest cities in China and known to be China's entreprenuerial heart. With over 6 million people the city continues to develop at a significant pace, but is matched by traditions and cultures stretching back over 7,000 years. Ningbo is also just two and a half hours from Shanghai.


On-campus accommodation is guaranteed to all international students, whilst the residences are situated on a conveniently located campus high street that has a wide range of shops, restaurants and other spaces for recreation.


The University's student population has grown from just over 250 to more than 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. This number is expected to increase considerably as the University expands its range of science and engineering degree programmes and attracts more international students.

The University is familiar with a wide range of overseas school-leaving qualifications and works closely with the British Council, both in the UK and abroad. For further information about how your qualifications might entitle you to study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, please contact our Admissions team.

Innovative research


At The University of Nottingham Ningbo China the scope of research projects taking place is impressive. Research spans all faculties and disciplines. Our postgraduate students play an important part in our groundbreaking research community.


Our strategy is to match teaching and research strengths with China's interests and needs. A major feature of China's national plans is to reduce the country's carbon emissions, so we emphasise environmental sustainability across our research portfolio.


The University of Nottingham's researchers seek to maximise collaboration with Chinese, European and industrial sponsors.

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MSc

MSc Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 China Ningbo

The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. [+]

MSc Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. It has been created to meet the demand from industry and business for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China. The programme is open to both international students and those from the People’s Republic of China and will supply you with the tools you need to develop a rewarding career in a country poised to become the world's biggest economy. Business decision making is a highly case sensitive process and requires a profound understanding of the environments in which a decision is taken. A successful business education not only teaches students the theories, but also teaches them where to apply them and in what circumstances. A major advantage of this programme it that it provides total immersion in China while studying in English to the same rigorous high standards as The University of Nottingham in the UK. The programme will develop students' understanding of the economy, business and work environment of contemporary China; give students first-hand experience of living in China; equip students with the theoretical and methodological skills to carry out successful business and management studies in contemporary China and produce graduates equipped with the intellectual and transferable skills to satisfy their career aspirations and provide a foundation for life-long learning. Learn Chinese You can choose to study Mandarin as optional modules, starting at the appropriate level for you – from beginner to advanced – depending on your prior study of the language. You will use what you have learned in a Chinese language and cultural setting. Your study at Nottingham’s Ningbo China campus will enrich your cultural and linguistic experience and allow you to explore a range of themes and issues relevant for understanding contemporary China. Course structure The programme will be offered full time over a period of 12 months with students studying 120 taught credits in relevant modules. Students will also have the choice of a 60 credit in-depth study of a chosen topic. This course is administered by the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, but students also take one core module from Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS), and are encouraged to take Mandarin from the Language Centre. Compulsory modules Title Credits Taught Managing People and Organisation 10 Autumn Economic Development in Contemporary China 10 Autumn Research Design and Practice in China 20 Autumn Contemporary China Issues 20 Autumn Chinese Business and Society 10 Spring Management for China 10 Spring Credit total 80 Optional Group 1 Students must take 40 credits from this group: Title Credits Taught Government and Politics in China 10 Autumn Contemporary Chinese Culture, Ideology and Society 10 Spring Media Communications in a Globalising China 10 Spring The Rise of Modern China 10 Spring Mandarin Chinese* 10 Autumn Mandarin Chinese* 10 Spring *Students taking Mandarin will be assessed for their level upon registration Compulsory Dissertation Title Credits Taught Dissertation 60 Full year Tuition fee Our one year programme is priced at 90,000 CNY for international applicants and 80,000 CNY for domestic students. Scholarships A large number of partial scholarships are on offer for academically talented international students. [-]

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 China Ningbo

This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations. [+]

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations. Much of the learning takes place outside the classroom so that students can see first-hand how business works in China and can develop an understanding of how to engage effectively with international partners and clients. You will gain hands on experience by formulating and developing a business idea into a real business plan, while the Entrepreneurial Project will provide the opportunity to be embedded in a company where you can develop your innovative skills. These activities will engage you face-to-face with entrepreneurs in practice and expose you to real world business problem solving. Objectives The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme is designed to enable students to: develop skills in creative thinking and problem solving. examine and assess the importance of innovation and its management. gain exposure to “real life” entrepreneurial situations. develop a clear understanding of the issues in financing and marketing that face the entrepreneur. gain an overview of the patterns and the practices of entrepreneurship in Greater China. develop skills in experiential, interactive and integrative learning. develop team working skills. obtain insights into the historical and current ideas in entrepreneurship. Applicants for this programme can have a first degree of any discipline. A second class honours in the first division or equivalent in their first degree is normally required. Teaching and learning Teaching and learning sessions are highly interactive, with a case study focus, so that there is less emphasis on abstract theory and more emphasis on acquiring knowledge and decision-making skills that can be applied. Unlike ordinary marketing, finance and accounting programmes, entrepreneurship students will explore these subjects from the unique perspective of an entrepreneur, helping them to gain an understanding of the specific challenges faced when starting and developing a new business. Career options for this degree This degree provides an ideal study path for people wishing to start their own business or be involved in early stage start-up companies. Equally, as larger organisations are increasingly valuing people who can innovate and act entrepreneurially from a management perspective, those looking to pursue management careers will gain highly relevant and applicable skills. Additionally the programme provides a strong base from which to undertake post graduate research study into the area of entrepreneurship. Programme Outline The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis and commences in the September of each year. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare an individual dissertation or an extended business plan. The structure of this programme is modular, with individual taught modules each typically have a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. This degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits; 90 of which consist of taught modules, 30 for an Entrepreneurship project and 60 credits for the Entrepreneurship Business Plan or Dissertation project. Programme structure Students must complete 180 credits in total. Semester 1 Code Title Credits P14T24 Entrepreneurship and Creativity 15 P14T25 Marketing for Entrepreneurial Firms 15 P14T26 Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting 15 P14B51 Innovation Management 15 Semester 2 Code Title Credits P14T28 Entrepreneurial Project 30 and a choice of two from the following: P14T29 Launching New Ventures 15 P14T27 Entrepreneurial Management 15 P14T31 Entrepreneurship in Greater China 15 PT4116 Managing International Business in China 15 P14M75 Social Entrepreneurship 15 P14B41 E-business 15 OR other Masters modules offered at Nottingham University Business School China, subject to pre-requisite restrictions and/or the approval of the Programme Director. Summer Entrepreneurship Dissertation or Entrepreneurship Business Plan 60 Credits [-]

MSc in Engineering Surveying and Geodesy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years China

The course is designed for students who wish to develop the understanding and working knowledge of the principles and applications of a variety of surveying devices and techniques. [+]

MSc in Engineering Surveying and Geodesy  The course is designed for students who wish to develop the understanding and working knowledge of the principles and applications of a variety of surveying devices and techniques.Versions of this MSc have been running at the University of Nottingham, UK for almost 20 years. This course runs entirely at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This course provides students with the ability to appreciate and apply state of the art engineering surveying techniques within apractical context. The course includes the principles behind surveying such as reference systems, and geodesy, as well as the techniques and equipment used in engineering surveying, photogrammetry and satellite positioning systems such as GPS.In addition to the formal part of the course, we run practical classes that allow students to see and learn how to use and operate a very wide variety of state of the art surveying equipment and software, including laser scanners, servo driven total stations, RTK and Network RTK GPS, digital and analogue photogrammetry, LiDAR, Sar and InSAR.Students will develop:... [-]


MSc in Finance and Investment

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 China Ningbo + 1 more

Ranked by the Financial Times (2012) as one of the top 35 Finance Masters in the world, this degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in Finance and Investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity - equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets. [+]

MSc in Finance and InvestmentA University of Nottingham masters, taught in English. The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in Finance and Investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity - equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets. Participants in the MSc Finance and Investment programme can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a Finance and Investment topic according to individual interests and career requirements. The MSc Finance and Investment degree is intended to enable students to:

develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in specific areas of Finance examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment and provide insights into the operation of Finance and financial services be capable of a critical evaluation of the core business / finance disciplines have a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Finance and Investment to meet their specific interests and career aspirations have opportunities in a variety of careers such as accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. ... [-]

MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years China

A University of Nottingham masters, taught in English. The degree provides a full-time course for men and women seeking positions in international management. [+]

MSc in International BusinessA University of Nottingham masters, taught in English.The degree provides a full-time course for men and women seeking positions in international management. The programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of international management.Programme participants can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on an international topic according to individual interests and career requirements.This is a 'conversion' masters programme for students without a basic degree in business/management and related areas.With the global economy increasingly influencing the business world, this MSc programme provides non-business school graduates with a solid foundation in international business theory and practice.The MSc International Business degree is intended to enable students to:... [-]


MSc in International Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years China

A University of Nottingham masters, taught in English. The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines including marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, and corporate strategy. [+]

MSc in International ManagementStudy a University of Nottingham masters, taught in English.Take the opportunity to study the realms of International Management in the world's fastest growing economy and hub for international business.

The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines including marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, and corporate strategy.Participants in the MSc Management programme can use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on Management topics according to individual interests and career requirements.The MSc Management programme is intended to enable students to:... [-]


MA

MA in Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years China

A University of Nottingham masters, taught in English. This postgraduate programme represents 1 year of full-time advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics. [+]

MA Applied LinguisticsThis postgraduate programme represents 1 year of full-time advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics. It provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary dimensions of linguistics, and offers students the ability to develop a critical facility in applying theoretical models and frameworks in language study.Students take 180 credits worth of modules, including the dissertation element (60c). Students are required to take the module Approaches to language and Linguistics (15c) and the module Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (15c). Students can choose an additional 90 credits from a range of taught elective modules.The degree equips students with a very high level of knowledge and skills in applied linguistics, critical and adaptable thinking. It is an excellent preparation for doctoral research study. Admission RequirementsCourse Requirements: A good honours degree in a relevant subject     ... [-]


MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years China

This postgraduate programme represents 1 year of full-time advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics, with a particular emphasis on English language teaching and pedagogical applications. [+]

MA Applied Linguistics and English Language TeachingThis postgraduate programme represents 1 year of full-time advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics, with a particular emphasis on English language teaching and pedagogical applications. It provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary dimensions of linguistics, and offers students the ability to develop a critical facility in applying theoretical models and frameworks in language study. It draws on students' teaching experience and encourages reflection and development in pedagogy. It differs from its sister MA in Applied Linguistics only in the experience brought by the student to the programme, and in the dissertation topic required.Students take 180 credits worth of modules, including the dissertation element (60c). Students are required to take the module Approaches to Language and Linguistics (15c) and the module Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (15c). Students can choose an additional 90 credits from a range of taught elective modules.The degree equips students with a very high level of knowledge and skills in applied linguistics, critical and adaptable thinking. It is an excellent preparation for doctoral research study. Admission RequirementsCourse Requirements: A good honours degree in a relevant subject... [-]


MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years China

A University of Nottingham masters, taught in English. This new degree is an exciting and unique opportunity for you to be part of a taught Masters programme which develops your knowledge and understanding of a rapidly transforming contemporary China. [+]

MA in Contemporary Chinese StudiesCourse outline This new degree is an exciting and unique opportunity for you to be part of a taught Masters programme which develops your knowledge and understanding of a rapidly transforming contemporary China. Designed for postgraduate students with little or no previous knowledge of China, this MA provides you with alternative pathways for applying a range of disciplinary perspectives to the study of Chinese business and society, politics and economics, sustainable development and the environment, media and popular culture, visual and performing arts, or modern Chinese history. There is an excellent opportunity to study Mandarin language to a high standard of competence and to use what you have learned in a Chinese language and cultural setting.You will have a chance to participate in an extended interdisciplinary field school, including visits to key cities and into the Chinese countryside, which will enrich your cultural and linguistic experience and allow you to explore a range of themes and issues relevant for understanding contemporary China. The degree prepares you for the growing demands of employers in various sectors for expertise on China as well as the opportunity to pursue further study for a PhD in Chinese studies.Unique elements of the degree:... [-]


MA in International Communications Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years China

A University of Nottingham masters, taught in English. The MA in International Communications Studies provides an opportunity not only to study communications against the background of recent theoretical and methodological developments, but also to gain an insight into the skills and knowledge required by the contemporary communications industry sector. [+]

MA in International Communications Studies  In the simplest terms, communication can be described as the production, transmission/exchange and reception of messages. In recent decades, however, the theory and practice of communications have been strongly affected by significant social, cultural, economic and technological changes that have taken place world-wide. As a consequence, a range of critical-theoretical concepts, including ‘globalization', ‘multi-nationalism', ‘mass-culture', ‘mass-media', ‘the information society' and ‘post-modernity' have become increasingly important to the description and analysis of all forms of communication not only by academics, but also by the communications industries themselves.The MA in International Communications Studies - which is designed to meet the needs of graduates from both a communications and non-communications studies background - provides an opportunity not only to study communications against the background of recent theoretical and methodological developments, but also to gain an insight into the skills and knowledge required by the contemporary communications industry sector. Educational AimsThe aims of the MA International Communications Studies programme are to enable students to:... [-]


MA in International Relations and World History

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years China

A University of Nottingham masters, taught in English. This programme gives you the opportunity to develop your analytical excellence in a field of internationally relevant research. [+]

MA in International Relations and World HistoryA University of Nottingham masters, taught in English.This programme gives you the opportunity to develop your analytical excellence in a field of internationally relevant research. A wide selection of modules allows you to specialise in a variety of different areas.Dissertations are written under the guidance of experienced academic staff, who include world-leading experts on China and Asia in general, Africa, Europe and Russia. You will explore international affairs from a theoretical point of view. You will be introduced to key concepts and have access to the latest research.There is a strong vocational component, so you will complete a compulsory internship at an international organisation – governmental or non-governmental – during your summer break. This experience will be an asset to your CV.You can choose from a range of modules in politics, history and law. Small class seminars allow you to develop your analytical skills, oral and written presentation techniques, rhetorical abilities as well as your capacity to research, compile and produce thematic reports. Case studies and occasional simulation games will deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge of negotiation, diplomacy and international affairs. Your dissertation will give you the opportunity to prove the breadth and depth of your knowledge. This course requires a second class honours in the first division (2:1) or GPA of at least 3.2-3.4. For lower English levels, you may complete the course in 2 years. Minimum English Language Requirement... [-]


MA in Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 China Ningbo + 1 more

As China raises its international profile in the spheres of economics, politics and culture, it has declared high-level training for specialist translators and interpreters as one of the country's educational priorities. [+]

MA in Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English As China raises its international profile in the spheres of economics, politics and culture, it has declared high-level training for specialist translators and interpreters as one of the country's educational priorities. In line with the Chinese Ministry of Education's recent introduction of a new framework for masters degrees in Translation and Interpreting (MTI), the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China has established an Interpreters' Institute that will recruit its first postgraduates in September 2008. Educational AimsIn the first instance the Institute will offer an MA in Interpreting and Translation in Mandarin and English. Further languages will be combined with Mandarin in each successive year. The degree aims to train students who already possess high-level English and Mandarin language skills to professional levels of competence in interpreting and translation. Graduates from the course will be capable of interpreting across a wide range of subjects involving dialogues at specialist consultations. They will also be capable of interpreting presentations by the consecutive mode and, subject to performance in Semester 1, will have an introduction to simultaneous interpreting. Graduates will be capable of translating across a wide range of subjects and have a sound conceptual understanding of the material being translated.The course will raise students' language skills to a higher level, introduce students to interpreting and translation theory, the new technologies for translating and interpreting, key concepts of economics and business, technology and ICT, media and culture. Students will also have the opportunity to continue a second foreign language from intermediate level. Teaching will be enhanced with input from professional interpreters and translators, and the Interpreters' Institute will seek accreditation for the degree from Chinese and British professional bodies. Requirements... [-]


MA International Higher Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 China Ningbo + 1 more

The MA International Higher Education is available as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme, following successful delivery at our UK campus. [+]

MA International Higher Education The MA International Higher Education is available as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme, following successful delivery at our UK campus. It is designed to meet the needs of those who are: planning a career in international higher education, in any capacity teaching or researching in this field, or plan to do so in the future working in higher education administration and want to advance their knowledge and understanding of internationalisation and its implications " I am absolutely delighted that I decided to take this MA…it is already feeding back into my daily job as a course leader and I am able to contribute in an informed way to discussions surrounding internationalisation…" Sarah Charles (student 2012-14); Program Coordinator, Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. In countries and institutions across the world, internationalisation has emerged as a central feature of contemporary Higher Education policy and practice. It takes a variety of forms but its impact and significance can be observed across all aspects and functions of university life – teaching, research, management and administration. The MA International Higher Education is a unique and innovative programme that addresses this diversity of form and impact in a way that is informed by research and theory but is also firmly focussed on practice. It draws on the University of Nottingham’s experience at the forefront of innovation in this field, on its leading academic reputation, and on the expertise of its staff with extensive knowledge and experience in international and transnational higher education. The programme is designed to: enhance your professional competencies in academic, managerial and administrative roles develop your critical and theoretical understanding of the key issues in international higher education enable you to transform future practice for yourself, for individuals and for institutions expand your career opportunities The objectives of the programme are that you will: be aware and understand the major themes, issues and debates in international and transnational higher education have explored the interface between policy, scholarly research and practice in relation to international and transnational higher education understand the continuities and discontinuities between policy, practice and research be prepared to develop, challenge and question policies, strategies, practice and research be confident in constructing arguments about international and transnational higher education based on evidence and theory be able to formulate and investigate significant research questions about international and transnational higher education This programme is professionally and intellectually valuable in its own right, but is also ideal preparation for a PhD in Higher Education. Programme overview We begin by exploring the broad context of higher education in an era of globalisation and how this is driving diverse forms of internationalisation in higher education. We then look at strategies and managerial demands of different models of internationalisation, followed by a specific focus on the core activity of enhancing student experiences in an internationalising institution. The programme concludes with an opportunity for in-depth investigation of internationalisation within a particular function in a higher education institution – chosen by the student. This will enhance personal capacity in strategic analysis for informed decision-making in future professional practice. The programme, therefore, moves from context to strategy and from strategy to practice, so that reflection on practice is situated and contextualised. Programme content and structure The programme comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The modules currently offered are: Module 1: Globalisation, higher education and society Module 2: Internationalising higher education: institutional strategy and development Module 3: Enhancing student experience in international higher education Module 4: Shaping the future: An evidence-based approach to managing change in international higher education The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of internationalisation within a particular function in a higher education institution. Development of the research skills students need to carry out this work are supported in various ways, building on their value for future professional practice. [-]