Chinese Studies (Health and Humanity) MA
This two-year programme is intended for non-Chinese speakers who wish to gain further understanding and develop 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. Intensive Chinese language training is provided.
Mode of study
- Full-time 2 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £8,500
- Overseas Full-time: £16,750
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
This new MA offers an interdisciplinary approach to health in China including the history and culture of medicine in China, population studies, the built and natural environment, climate change, law and medical ethics, public health and policy making. Intensive Chinese language training, including optional summer courses in China, is provided.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL History enjoys an outstanding international reputation for its research and teaching.
The department is strongly committed to the intellectual development of all our students; if you come to UCL, you will receive individual supervision from leading historians.
Located in Bloomsbury, UCL History is just a few minutes' walk away from the exceptional resources of the British Library, the British Museum and the research institutes of the University of London, including the Warburg and the Institute of Historical Research.
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: Core course (15 credits) Language (60 credits) History (30 credits) and three options (45 credits). Year Two: Language (60 credits) Dissertation (120 credits) and two options (30 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000–18,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is taught by specialists in the field and is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, presentations, workshops and language classes. Assessment is through examination, presentations, essays and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
UCL History Graduate scholarships may be available for this programme.
Scholarships available for this department
For prospective Master's students in the Departments of History, Dutch, French or Italian. This award is based on academic merit. There is no application procedure for this scholarship; all eligible students will be automatically considered.
For female prospective full-time Master's students in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities or the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences. Successful applicants are normally required to hold or expect to achieve a UK first-class honours undergraduate degree or equivalent. This award is based on academic merit.
This award is for propective graduate students in medieval historical studies. Particular consideration will be given to mature students and female students.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Advanced
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
Who can apply?
The two-year programme is intended for non-Chinese speakers who wish to learn about the language, history and culture of China, especially in relation to health.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Chinese Studies (Health and Humanity) at graduate level
- why you want to study Chinese Studies (Health and Humanity) at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
This programme aims to train the next generation of professionals in the interdisciplinary approaches and skills necessary for understanding and improving population and individual health in China and internationally. It will be invaluable for all those intending to work in professions with an interest in Chinese health, broadly conceived: health systems and reform, the health environment, integrated health, in NGOs and multilateral organisations as policymakers, administrators, and workers in the field. It will also prepare students to work in art and media where Chinese health issues are concerned.
The first cohort of students on this new programme will graduate after 2014 therefore no information on graduate destinations is currently available.
For queries relating to this programme, please contact:
Miss Joanna Fryer
T: +44 (0)20 7679 1340
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