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The Master's in Development Studies of Contemporary China is a 2-year program spanning four semesters of study. Courses begin in September and continue through July in each academic year.

Students are expected to complete 32 academic credits, including 30 credits of course work and a 2 credit thesis proposal, as well as write a final MA thesis. 

Type

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Core Course

(compulsory)

(13 credits)

Introduction to Contemporary Development of China

3

1st

Development Theories

3

1st

Public Policy Analysis

3

1st

Qualitative Research Method

2

2nd

Quantitative Research Method

2

2nd

Elective Course

(21 credits)

Gender and Development / Health and Poverty

2

1st

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Public Health

2

1st

Social Policy Theory and International Comparison

2

2nd

Chinese Politics

2

2nd

Migration and Social Transition in China

2

2nd

NPO Leadership and Management

2

2nd

Issues in Population and Health

2

3rd

Strategic CSR and Social Innovation

2

3rd

Introduction to Urban Sociology

2

3rd

Academic Writing

1

3rd

Internship

2

3rd

Thesis

Thesis Proposal Defense

2

3rd

Thesis Writing and Thesis Defense

N/A

4th



(Updated in March 2017. It is subject to change.) 




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