China Studies

Coursework

China’s relationship to Australia and to the rest of the world is key to our global future. The Master of China Studies aims to produce a new generation of leaders equipped with a more comprehensive understanding of Australia’s most important two-way trading partner, providing specialist training in the field of China Studies.

Given the growing importance of China in most aspects of global interactions, employers in all areas of the economy are seeking employees with a comprehensive understanding of China. Our degree serves this demand by providing you with a more sophisticated understanding of the country, enabling you to work effectively in a variety of sectors and professions interacting with China.

Designed for those with a keen interest in China first and foremost, who may not have previously studied this diverse country, our unique degree covers the breadth of China’s history, society, culture and development along with Chinese language acquisition. Part of the language component may be undertaken in China, through two intensive language programs run in collaboration with Fudan and Peking Universities.

Students will also specialise in a specific aspect of China throughout this degree, choosing between business, health, history (ancient and modern), law, society, or politics. Students undertaking the Law specialisation may also be able to enrol in the Law School’s Winter and Summer off-shore programs in the cities of Shanghai and Wuhan, China.

Currently, no other Australian university offers a Master of China Studies, and our course draws on the expertise of the largest pool of academics in the field from across a wide range of disciplines. This degree is also particularly attractive for those seeking entry into the University’s esteemed China Studies doctoral program, as an important element of the degree is its dissertation component.


Contacts and further information
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Awards and requirements

Please refer to the degree resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.

Graduate Certificate in China Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in China Studies must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 6 credit points of foundational units of study
  • 6 credit points of core advanced units of study
  • 6 credit points of methods units of study
  • 6 credit points of language units of study

Graduate Diploma in China Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in China Studies must complete 48 credit points including:

  • 6 credit points foundational unit of study
  • 18 credit points of core advanced units of study
  • 12 credit points of methods units of study
  • 12 credit points of language units of study

Master of China Studies
Candidates for the Master of China Studies must complete 96 credit points including:

  • 6 credit points foundational unit of study
  • 18 credit points of core advanced units of study
  • 12 credit points of methods units of study
  • 12 credit points of elective units of study
  • 24 credit points of language units of study
  • 24 credit points of capstone units of study