University of Saint Joseph

Introduction

A European university in Macau, China

  • All USJ degrees are jointly awarded by both USJ and the Catholic University of Portugal

  • USJ teaches in English and has a multicultural environment

The University of Saint Joseph (formerly IIUM) was established in Macau by the Catholic University of Portugal and the Diocese of Macau in 1996. USJ is organized into four main schools: Arts, Letters and Sciences; Management, Leadership and Government; Intelligent Systems and Technology; Christian Studies.

Macau is a multicultural city and USJ reflects this characteristic. Our students, faculty members and staff represent many nations and ethnic groups. This environment gives students a sense of studying abroad while staying at home; stimulates knowledge exchanges and life experiences and prepares them to live in a diverse, global, and connected world.

Our medium of instruction is English, the most widespread language in the world. However, all our students also undertake courses in Putonghua and Portuguese to be better equipped to work and live in a globalized world.

By statute, all degrees are jointly awarded by University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and by the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), a leading Portuguese university with a respectable international reputation.

The University offers a learning environment centered on research, with a modular system that enables open enrollment and a constant flow of faculty from all over the world. Currently, we offer dozens of programs at the undergraduate, post-graduate diplomas, master’s and doctorate level.

Licentiate in Architecture, Communications and Media, Economics, International Relations and in Philosophy; Master in Social Psychology and Choral Conducting; and a Doctorate in Science are some of the most recent additions to our university, that also offers licenciate programs in Government Studies, Information Technology, Philosophy, Psychology, Christian Studies and Social Work and Master and Doctoral degrees in Business, Design, Education, Government, History, Information Technology, Clinical Psychotherapy, Music and Religion.

Research in a global and cooperative perspective is also a central piece of our efforts and that is why we are broadening the cooperation with universities and academies of the BRIC bloc and other emerging countries. We currently have agreements with institutions from Brasil and Latin America, Russia and Europe, China and South East Asia.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Community Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 China Macau

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 in Contemporary China Studies (MCCS)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau 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 [+]

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 Counseling & Psychotherapy

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau 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.

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 Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The Master in Design enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected design professional in Macao and beyond. The course is aimed at [+]

The Master in Design enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected design professional in Macao and beyond. The course is aimed at practicing designers, architects, and related professionals who wish to enrich their knowledge and skills through working with internationally respected designers and educators. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and have professional working experience in any design field. Founded on an appreciation of the importance of sustainability and resource conservation, the course incorporates a wide range of techniques, with a particular focus on graphic design and product design.

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Master in Education

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau 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 Environmental Sciences and Management

Campus Full time August 2017 Macau China Anhui

The increasing pressure on natural resources and rising environmental degradation is driving a demand for well-trained professionals in environmental sciences and management both by the private and public [+]

The increasing pressure on natural resources and rising environmental degradation is driving a demand for well-trained professionals in environmental sciences and management both by the private and public sectors. The programme balances research-based modules (e.g. Environmental Technologies; Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health) with management-related modules (e.g. Environmental Management; Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship) to train professionals that master the specific concepts and methods of environmental sciences and that are also able to implement environmental solutions in organisations and industries. A highly qualified body of international researchers from diverse scientific areas supports the programme, allowing students to be integrated in research projects and receive hands-on training in advanced methods and techniques in environmental sciences. This provides a dynamic and engaging learning environment where students can develop skills and acquire knowledge useful for a career in a number of environment-related areas. Ultimately, the programme aims to increase the supply of professionals that can contribute with solutions to the demanding environmental challenges that the world is facing. [-]

Master in Government Studies

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau 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.

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 History & Heritage Studies

Campus Full time August 2017 Macau 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 [+]

“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 Information Technology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

Information Technology is a key to communication and business success in our modern society. There are clear trends for the future that point to the creation and invention of new technologies and to the development [+]

Information Technology is a key to communication and business success in our modern society. There are clear trends for the future that point to the creation and invention of new technologies and to the development of new applications that can simplify day to day life and communication, or make businesses more profitable and streamlined. In the past 10 years, growing access to the Internet has revolutionised first the computer environment, and more recently the mobile world. We believe that the vast majority of innovations in the upcoming years will be through the usage of Internet and related technologies. With this perspective, the Master in Information Technology, at the University of Saint Joseph, aims to prepare engineers, developers and more importantly creative persons who can become the next Internet architects in a fast moving world. ... [-]

Master In Lusophone Studies Literature

Campus Full time August 2017 Macau 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 Religious Studies

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau 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 [+]

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). [-]