MA International Affairs and Public Policy

The programme will provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.

Study a postgraduate degree at Nankai University, Tianjin. The University's English-medium degree programmes allow students to study for an internationally recognised Master's degree qualification at a prestigious world-ranked Chinese university.

About the degree

This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations. It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted.

The programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective.

Why choose this programme?

As one of the most prestigious schools in the People's Republic of China, the Zhou Enlai School of Government is an elite centre for research and teaching in the fields of politics, political science, international political economy, international relations and Sino-Foreign diplomacy. The School is named after Premier Zhou Enlai, one of China's most revered leaders of the 20th century, holding the position as Chinese Premier.

The Zhou Enlai School of Government is ranked number one in China. The programmes are designed and delivered by leading academics with extensive international study and work experience and incorporate international relations modules from a Chinese perspective.

This highly respected programme is designed to provide you with varied career opportunities and has proven high rates of employability.

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What will I study?

International relations is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China's foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights.

As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective.

The 2-year course at Nankai University's prestigious Zhou Enlai School of Government will give you a complete understanding of international relations, with an in depth focus on China's relations with the world.

Compulsory modules - 3 credits Optional modules - 2 credits
Introduction to International Relations
Issues in International Security
The Evolution of World Politics
International Relations of the Asia Pacific
Contemporary China Studies
China-Europe Relations
Chinese Language (Listening and Writing)
China and The Global Economy
Theories of International Relations
Chinese Government and Politics
International Political Economy
Research Methods for International Relations
Chinese Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy Analysis
Globalisation and Global Governance
China-US Relations
China and Africa
China and Latin America
American Foreign Policy Since 1945
Introduction to the European Union
International Relations of The Middle East
China-Russian Relations
Masters Thesis Workshop

Students are required to study a minimum of 30 credits + dissertation (non-credited).

All classes will be taught in English, for core Chinese language modules there will be a variation of Chinese and English, for student benefit. 

Master classes

To provide an insight into what it is like working in China the course incorporates a series of master classes from professionals, who have many years experience of working with in China and with Chinese companies.

  • Master class speakers include key university alumni and leading professionals in China.
  • Small group sizes provide opportunities for group discussion and interaction.
  • Develop your network of potential employers in China.
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How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

English requirements:

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Additional requirements:

Applicants must also submit a personal statement outlining why they wish to study International Affairs and Public Policy and why they would be suitable for the course

Age:

18 years and above

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When can I start?

This is a 2-year programme

Start date Term dates Fees

September 2017

September - July

Standard price: RMB 79,000 per year

 

 

(approx US $11,831 per year)

Please note course fees are pegged against China RMB. Prices in other currencies are subject to currency fluctuations.

Tuition fees do not include:

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