China and Globalisation, M.Sc. | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
26160 GBP/year
11760 GBP/year
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The China and Globalisation MSc course at King's College London provides an introduction to the causes and consequences of China’s rise from comparative and global perspectives.


This China and Globalisation MSc course at King's College London will equip you with the conceptual and research tools necessary for the critical analysis of China’s social and economic trends, and support your understanding of Chinese public policies, business strategies and modes of international cooperation.

The ‘rise’ of China over the past three decades raises challenging questions about the relationships between politics and market expansion, international cooperation, business innovations, and cultural and social developments. Our course will provide you with the conceptual and research tools to critically understand these relationships from comparative and global perspectives.

Our MSc is based in our Lau China Institute and benefits from a dynamic staff strongly committed to research and teaching. They combine expertise in Chinese history and politics with specialisms in different theoretical traditions, including political science, the environment, economics, international relations, sociology and international business and corporate governance. 

Key benefits

  • Offers you a theoretically informed understanding of contemporary China, focusing on the interactions of economic, political and social factors for sustainable development.
  • Our graduates acquire applicable, state-of-the-art knowledge on Chinese business, state and society, international relations, investment, finance and politics 
  • A wide range of optional modules which draw on expertise from across King’s.
  • We accept students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, and previous knowledge of China and Chinese languages is not necessary.
  • You can substitute one taught module for an internship and a related written assignment where available. Our Internships Office will help in identifying suitable opportunities.

Career prospects

This innovative course is designed to offer you practical and transferable skills for careers including academic research; entrepreneurship in public services and the private sector, including finance and investment, media and publishing; and leadership roles in international organisations and NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • China and the Age of Globalisation 
  • Research methods 
  • Contemporary Chinese Society: Change and Transformation
  • Doing Business in China
  • China's International Relations
  • Contemporary Chinese Politics
  • Economic Policies & Development in Contemporary China

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent).
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26160 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11760 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • Home/UK fees:  £5,880 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £13,080 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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