China's economic growth has coincided with processes of globalisation over the past three decades. As this growth continues there will be a need for more specialised understanding of the country's growing socio-economic interactions with the rest of the world. This degree programme aims to deepen such knowledge and understanding, and to produce the entrepreneurial and managerial leaders of the future who will bring China to the world and the world to China.
Why should I study International Relations at XJTLU?
- Understanding of China's place in the world;
- Knowledge of foreign cultures and languages;
- Students will specialise in the study of one other country and will spend one semester there as part of the degree programme.
This programme is awaiting final approval from the University of Liverpool.
Knowledge and skills
By the time you graduate from BA International Relations, you will have:
- language skills: Spanish or Japanese will be studied as additional languages if the required standard is reached in both Chinese and English.
- knowledge of other countries and societies through both study, and lived experience in a country of specialisation
- specialist knowledge of China's interactions with other parts of the world, other countries' involvement in China, and world structures of business, trade, and investment.
UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.
- English/Chinese/Spanish/Japanese language classes
- Contemporary international relations
- World History since 1945
- Europe: continent and nation
- East and Southeast Asia: the Pacific century
- International political economy
- China: government and politics
- The Americas: new world, old society
- Africa: development and aid.
- English/Chinese/Spanish language classes
- International China
- China: international trade
- Business and employment law
- International institutions: global and regional
- China and East Asia
- International business law
- Research methods.
- Semester of international experience engaged in final year project preparation: choices will include Canada, Italy, Mexico, UK, The Netherlands, Australia, Germany, and Japan.
- Final year project: international relations dissertation
- International communications
- Global public health.
Occupations related to China's international socio-economic interactions, both in China and in other countries of the world. This may involve government-related work but is more likely to involve business and trade relations, and international social mobility.