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 holistic comprehension of Australia’s most important two-way trading partner, providing advanced and specialist training in the field of China Studies.

Designed for those with a keen interest in China who may not have previously studied this diverse country, our unique degree covers the breadth of China’s society and culture, as well as its history and development. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas including business, health, history (ancient and modern), law, society, and 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 you gain a deeper appreciation of China Studies, you’ll acquire or improve your language skills. Another important element of the degree is its dissertation component. Native Chinese speakers will concentrate on improving their English language skills for an academic or professional setting.

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


Contacts and further information
Visit the China Studies Centre website, sydney.edu.au/china_studies_centre/

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 a 6 credit point foundational unit of study, a 6 credit point core advanced unit of study, a 6 credit point methods unit of study and a 6 credit point language unit of study.

Graduate Diploma in China Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in China Studies must complete 48 credit points, including a 6 credit point foundational unit of study, 18 credit points of core advanced units of study, 12 credit points of methods units of study and 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 a 6 credit point 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 and 24 credit points of capstone units of study.