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Chinese Health and Humanity

About the degree

This course aims to train a new generation of professionals with expertise in a range of subjects concerned with Chinese health and well-being and the impact of China, historically and in the present day, on health around the world.

The MA is available as a one-year degree for graduates of Chinese Studies programmes and native Chinese speakers and as a two-year degree for non-Chinese speakers.

Highlights of the course include:

  • Intensive Chinese language training (this course is for beginners in Chinese)
  • An interdisciplinary approach to health in China including population studies, the built and natural environment, climate change, law and medical ethics, public health and policy making
  • The history and culture of Medicine in China
  • Intensive Summer courses in China including language training and health studies
  • Stimulating debate with Chinese graduate students

The Confucian concept of ren 仁, what makes individual and societies ‘human’ or ‘humane’, is at the centre of contemporary Chinese ethical discourse. While taking on challenging differences of opinion, the new MA programme starts from the premise that China and the rest of the world have much to learn from each other. One of the main aims of the course is to foster debate and mutual understanding.


Degree Structure

One Year Programme:

This MA has a total of 180 credits.

1. HISTGC01 Core Course: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Chinese Health and Humanity (15 credits)
2. HISTGC03 Direct Reading and Translation 1 (30 credits)
3. HISTGC04 Direct Reading and Translation 2 (30 credits)
4. Optional courses (45 credits)
5. HISTGC98 Dissertation of up to 12,000 words (60 credits)

Two Year Programme:

This two year MA has a total value of 360 credits. In Year One students obtain a total of 150 credits, in Year Two, a total of 210 credits.

  • YEAR ONE

1. HISTGC01 Core Course: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Chinese Health and Humanity (15 credits)
2. HISTGC05 History of China: Society and Culture (30 credits)
3. Language courses (60 credits)
4. Optional courses - these may include courses outside of the China options (45 credits)

  • YEAR TWO

1. Language options (60 credits)

2. Optional courses - these may include courses outside of the China options (30 credits)

3. HISTGC99 Dissertation (120 credits)

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