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Contemporary Chinese Culture & Business

The aim of the MA in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Business programme is to provide students with an advanced understanding of Chinese society including culture, education, social system, politics, law, business and management; to improve their linguistic and intercultural skills necessary to work in or relate to China; and to gain experience in dealing with Chinese and Asian counterparts on an executive level.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an Honours Primary degree in Asian or Chinese Studies (with at least Second Class honours, Grade II)

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hold a Primary Degree in any discipline or an equivalent academic and/or professional qualification and the Higher Diploma in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Business. Candidates with equivalent educational and/or professional qualifications must be approved by the Head of the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

Applicants must also demonstrate Chinese language skills and first-hand knowledge of modern China. Applicants may be required to attend an interview prior to selection.

The Additional/Supplementary Statement Questions MUST also be completed during the online application process.

Prospective applicants should contact Irish Institute of Chinese Studies at UCC for further information (http://www.ucc.ie/en/asian/)

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

One year, full-time.

Number of credits

90 credits

Careers or further progression

Many of today’s students will be pursuing careers either based in China or involving significant contact with Chinese-speaking colleagues and companies and organizations in Ireland, Europe or further afield. With our MA degree you will feel confident in dealing with many aspects of Chinese culture and society.

An MA in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Business is an excellent qualification to prepare you for a diverse range of professional fields.

Possible careers include:

Business and financial project management professionals
Buyers and procurement officers
Conference and exhibition managers and organizers
Customer service occupations
Human resources administrative occupations
International student recruitment officers
Marketing and sales professionals
Officers of non-governmental organizations
Public relations professionals
Teaching and other educational professionals
Translators
University researchers -Pursue studies further and register to do a PhD

Further enquiries

Ms. Ching Keane
e: ching.keane@ucc.ie
P: + 353 21 490 2825
W: http://www.ucc.ie/en/asian/

Subjects taught

Part I
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

Part II
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.

Programme Requirements

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
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)

Part II
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)

Comment

Unique Aspects of the Course

The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of Chinese society, politics, business and management. It helps students to improve their linguistics and intercultural skills necessary to work in or relate to China and gain experience in dealing with Chinese and Asian counterparts on an executive level.

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: €6,000

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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