OverviewAlthough this programme is based in the Department of Anthropology, it brings together LSE’s considerable multi-disciplinary expertise on China for the benefit of students seeking a comparative perspective of the country. A key feature of the MSc is that China is always considered in a comparative and historical framework. For example, you will be asked to compare and contrast China with India, and with the countries of modern Europe, in addition to other appropriate comparators.
This China in Comparative Perspective programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is an ideal preparation if you have career interests related to China, in business, government, or cultural exchange. It also provides a strong foundation for further research at PhD level in anthropology, economic history, government, international relations or social policy.
The programme is good preparation for research work in an academic discipline, but is also appropriate for those with career interests related to China and East Asia, for example, in business, culture, or government. Graduates of this programme have chosen a variety of careers, including as analysts, consultants, journalists, and government officials.
- The compulsory course is complemented by an optional full unit course, or two half units, from a selection in anthropology, economic history, government, international relations and social policy.
- A further optional full unit course, or two half units, can be chosen from a broader range, many of them including China and comparisons. Following examinations in these three units in June, you will write a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Relations View 642 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
- 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science
International24456 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
National15816 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15816 GBP per year during 12 months.
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