The pedagogical approach of the China and International Relations programme is based on central features of AAU’s problem-based approach to innovation and learning, i.e. problem-orientation, research-based teaching, an interdisciplinary approach, and student project work. Though problem-based learning is the point of departure for the programme at both universities, the actual implementation will be influenced by the different educational cultures in China and Denmark. This enables the students to become familiar with different educational cultures and provides a unique environment for engaging in cross-cultural learning processes.
The double degree of “China and International Relations (CIR)” is designated as an elite program with limited enrolment. The current UIR-AAU agreement defines the maximum admission of 12 students from each university. Possibility of increasing the CIR enrolment will have to wait for a new international agreement in the future. Students, who are qualified for the CIR program but are not included in the list of 12, are automatically qualified for the Chinese Area Studies specialisation at Aalborg University.
Job and career
China and International Relations allows students to select China as an area of specialisation in their future careers. For some students it may lead to PhD studies and a career in teaching and research, while for many others it will open the door to a professional career in a number of areas in which China is a central component, such as business and industry, international trade, government and international service, NGOs or other types of organisations.
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- Chinese Culture and its Impact on Development
- The Chinese Political System
- Social Difference, Welfare and Social Security in China.
- The Rise of China and the Capitalist World System: Historical and Cultural Perspectives.
- Democratization in China?
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Development View 25 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Denmark
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
China and International Relations is an interdisciplinary specialisation. Admission is open to students with a relevant BA degree in either social science or the humanities, for instance political science, sociology, China studies, history, human geography or anthropology.
International3248 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3248 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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