China’s rise presents both opportunities and challenges for global political relations, international management and environmental sustainability. This distinctive three-year degree includes a unique combination of work experience and a year abroad as well as learning Mandarin Chinese for those who are not native speakers. While you can choose the focus that is of most interest to you, the three pathways share a number of common elements.
Chinese and non-Chinese students will study contemporary China together and will discover China’s approaches to foreign relations, international diplomacy, nature, ecological civilisation, economic reform, and cross-cultural communication. The second year is spent overseas either at a partner university in Europe, Australia, Canada or the US, or learning Chinese at a Chinese university where teaching is in English. In the third year you will continue to learn about contemporary China and specialise in the pathway of your choice.