In Teaching Period I (end of September to December), students undertake a twelve-week intensive introduction to Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture, history, and politics.
In the first half of Teaching Period II (January to February, until the end of week 6 of Teaching Period II), students continue their intensive studies in Chinese language (Mandarin), economics and business
Students finish studying at UCC at the end of week 6 of Teaching Period II. Following a short break between finishing at UCC and starting in China students commence study in China when the Chinese Academic Year resumes after the Spring Festival Holidays. At the partner university students will undertake intensive training in Chinese (Mandarin) language and communication skills.
In period three (April to beginning of July), students continue their intensive training in Chinese (Mandarin) language and communication skills at UCC's partner universities and then undertake a work placement in China. Students return to UCC in July to complete their programme by the end September.
Students take 90 credits as follows:
Teaching Periods 1 and 2 (at UCC) (end of September to February)
AS6008 Asian Models: States, Markets and Social Systems (10 credits)
CH6101 Modern Chinese Administrative and Business Language ( Mandarin) I (10 credits)
CH6102 Modern Chinese Administrative and Business Language (Mandarin) II (10 credits)
CH6105 Intercultural Management: Entering the Asian Market (10 credits)
CH6114 Change and Chinese Society in the Post-Mao Era (5 credits)
Placement in China (late February/early March to early July (inclusive of Chinese holidays in May))
CH6120 Study in China (15 credits)
CH6121 Work Placement (5 credits)
UCC (July to September)
CH6107 Dissertation in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Business (20 credits)
CH6108 Final Workshop (5 credits)