Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.
|Year of Entry||2017|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Mode of Programme||Combined †|
|Class Schedule||Weekdays and Saturdays|
|Indicative Intake Target||45|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||27|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time (1 year) or Part-time (2 years)|
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time (2.5 years) or Part-time (5 years)|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
Prof Ray YEP
BSocSc HKU, MPhil HKU, PhD Oxford
Dr C W HSIEH
BA National Chengchi University (Taiwan), MA National Chengchi University (Taiwan), PhD Florida State University
+852 3442 8932
This programme aims to introduce students to an advanced level of understanding and knowledge of the development of China and theoretical perspectives in evaluating the dynamics of the modernization process in the Mainland.
Upon completion, students should be able to:
To be eligible for admission to the MA China Studies programme, an applicant must:
(a) Hold a recognized bachelor’s degree in a related social sciences or humanities discipline (preferably politics, sociology, economics, geography, public administration, China studies or development studies) from one of the universities in Hong Kong or from any overseas institutions recognized for this purpose by the University; or
(b) Hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent to the above.
Applicants whose entrance qualifications were obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
#Applicants holding the old CET-6 result must attain a pass to fulfill the entrance requirement.
To complete the programme, students must acquire 27 credits. The overall programme structure* is as follows:
Programme core course (15 credits)
Elective (6 credits)
Optional: Dissertation / Residential (6 credits)
Programme Core Course (15 credits)(Compulsory)
Chinese Foreign Policy (3 credits)
Doing Research in China (3 credits)
Key Issues in Chinse Politics (3 credits)
State and Market in China (3 credits)
Theories of Government and Public Administration (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits) (Any two courses from the list^)
China and Global Capitalism (3 credits)
China and the Developing World (3 credits)
China Economy (3 credits)
Environmental Governance in China (3 credits)
Ethics and Political Philosophy of China (3 credits)
Ethics and Public Policy: East and West (3 credits)
Fundamentals of China’s Business Law (3 credits)
Introduction to Constitutional and Administrative Law in China (3 credits)
Law and Society in China (3 credits)
Political Contention in Contemporary China (3 credits)
Social Change and Urbanization in Contemporary China (3 credits)
Optional Courses (6 credits)
EITHER Applied Research Methods Workshops for Residential (1 credit) PLUS MACS Residential: 7-day (5 credits)
OR MACS Dissertation: 8,000-10,000 word dissertation# (6 credits)
#Students must meet certain requirements for taking the dissertation.
^Not all the listed electives will be offered every year. The Department reserves the right to determine the offering list of electives.
*Subject to University approval
The programme is designed for mid-career professionals from the fields of education, media, government institutions and agencies and NGOs, and local and overseas students who plan to undertake a doctorate.