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.
In Semester 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 Semester I (January to February, until the end of week 6 of Semester 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 Semester I. 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 Semester II (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:
Semester 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)
For further details and module descriptions, see the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKE74 Full-time
Course Title: Chinese - Contemporary Chinese Culture and Business
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Business and Law
Duration: 1 year Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000 full-time;
2016 Entry Requirements: Applicants should hold an Honours Primary degree in Asian or Chinese Studies (with a grade of at least 2.2). See detailed entry requirements
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:CKE74AdditionalQuestions (48kB)