China Studies

 

Graduate Certificate in China Studies

Graduate Diploma in China Studies

Master of China Studies


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GCCHNSTD-01

Graduate Certificate in China Studies

GNCHNSTD-01

Graduate Diploma in China Studies

MACHNSTD-01

Master of China Studies

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a) the Graduate Certificate in China Studies
(b) the Graduate Diploma in China Studies
(c) the Master of China Studies
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit and in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria:
(a)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in China Studies requires:
A bachelor's degree or higher award from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications.
Relevant, recent professional qualifications and experience may be assessed as suitable for admission by the Academic Director of the China Studies Centre under the provision for exceptional circumstances outlined in the Coursework Rule.
(b)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in China Studies requires:
A bachelor’s degree with a credit average or higher award from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
Completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline with a credit average, or qualifications deemed by the China Studies Centre to be equivalent.
Relevant, recent professional qualifications and experience may be assessed as suitable for admission by the Academic Director of the China Studies Centre under the provision for exceptional circumstances outlined in the Coursework Rule.
(c)
Admission to the Master of China Studies requires:
A bachelor's degree with a credit average, or an honours bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the China Studies Centre to be equivalent; or
Relevant, recent professional qualifications and experience may be assessed as suitable for admission by the Academic Director of the China Studies Centre under the provision for exceptional circumstances outlined in the Coursework Rule.
Completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma in this discipline with a credit average, or qualifications deemed by the China Studies Centre to be equivalent.
6.
Specialisations
(1)
The Graduate Certificate in China Studies is available in the following specialisations:
(a) History
(b) Law
(c) Society
(2)
The Graduate Diploma in China Studies and the Master of China Studies are available in the following specialisations:
(a) Business
(b) Health
(c) History
(d) Law
(e) Politics
(f) Society
(3)
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the Graduate course. Candidates wishing to transfer between specialisations should contact the course coordinator.
7.
Requirements for award
(a)
The units of study that are required for the courses are set out in the Postgraduate Table of Units of Study.
(b)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in China Studies a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
i. 6 credit points foundational unit of study
ii. 6 credit points of core advanced units of study
iii. 6 credit points methods units of study, and
iv. 6 credit points language units of study
(c)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in China Studies a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
i. 6 credit points foundational unit of study
ii. 18 credit points of core advanced units of study
iii.12 credit points methods units of study
iv. 12 credit points language units of study
(d)
To qualify for the award of Master of China Studies a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including:
i. 6 credit point foundational unit of study
ii. 18 credit points of core advanced units of study
iii. 12 credit points of methods units of study
iv. 24 credit points of language units of study
v. 12 credit points of China Studies elective units of study, and
vi. 24 credit points of capstone units of study
8.
Credit for previous study
Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Rule. All candidates for the Master of China Studies, not withstanding any credit transfer, must complete a foundational unit, 3 core advanced units, 4 language units, and 3 capstone units.
9.
Progression rules
Candidates of the Master of China Studies must have completed (and passed units accruing to) 48 credit points before they are allowed to enrol in the Capstone units. Typically those 48 credit points will include 1 foundational unit, 3 core advanced units, 2 methods units and 2 language units.
Failure to pass any single unit of study requires the candidate to retake the unit without credit or exemption for work previously completed.
10.
Cross-institutional study
Cross-institutional study is not available in this course.
11.
International exchange
International exchange is not allowed in this course.
12.
Course transfer
A candidate for the Master of China Studies or the Graduate Diploma in China Studies may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Academic Director of the China Studies Centre, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.