MSc in China in Comparative Perspective

Programme code: TMCHCP

Department: Anthropology

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take one compulsory course, select optional courses to the value of two units, and write a dissertation, as shown below. Attendance at seminars and at non-assessed tutorials is compulsory.

Students intending to use this degree to convert to a discipline in which they hope to qualify to do a research degree, should choose all their options (Papers 2 and 3) in that discipline. At least one option should be a general introduction to that discipline (e.g. Paper 2 courses) and others can be found on the departmental website the student is interested in.

Otherwise students select courses from Paper 3 (these courses expect students from this MSc) or they can choose other options not listed below. In either case, the student must email the teacher responsible for the course, backing up their request to join it.   

Paper

Course number and title

1

AN447

China in Comparative Perspective

2

Either

 

One full-unit course from the following: 

AN404

Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography

EH482

Pre-Modern Paths of Growth: Europe and the Wider World, 11th to 19th Centuries

 

Or

 

For students who do not wish to advance their first degree in one of the disciplines above, courses to the value of one-full unit from Paper 3.

3

Courses to the value of one full-unit from the following: 

AN402

The Anthropology of Religion

AN405

The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender

AN436

The Anthropology of Development (H)

AN439

Anthropology and Human Rights (H) (not available 2017/18)

AN451

Anthropology of Politics (H)

AN456

Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange (H)

AN457

Anthropology of Economy (2): Transformation and Globalisation (H)

AN459

Anthropology and Media (H) (not available 2017/18)

AN473

Anthropological Approaches to Value (H)

DV411

Population and Development: an Analytical Approach (H)

DV413

Environmental Problems and Development Interventions (H)

DV415

Global Environmental Governance (H)

DV432

China in Developmental Perspectives (H) (not available 2017/18)

EH446

Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia (not available 2017/18)

EU443

European Models of Capitalism (H)

GV427

Democracy in East and South Asia (H)

GV432

Government and Politics in China (H)

GV467

Introduction to Comparative Politics (H)

GV4H1

Chinese Political Thought (H) (not available 2017/18)

GY438

Cities and Social Change in East Asia (H)

GY480

Remaking China: Geographical aspects of Development and Disparity (H) (not available 2017/18)

HY461

East Asia in the Age of Imperialism, 1839-1945 *

HY472

China and the External World, 1711-1839

Courses to the value of one full-unit from MSc International Relations (Papers 2 & 3), subject to availability and the approval of the relevant course convenor. The following courses would be particularly appropriate:

IR411

Foreign Policy Analysis III

IR418

International Politics: Asia and the Pacific (not available 2017/18)

IR462

Introduction to International Political Theory (H)

IR463

The International Political Theory of Humanitarian Intervention (H) (withdrawn 2017/18)

IR464

The Politics of International Law (H)

Courses to the value of one full-unit in Social Policy chosen from the following, subject to availability and the approval of the relevant course convenor:

SA488

Social Policy: Goals and Issues (H)

SA4C8

Global Social Policy and International Organisations (H)

SA4C9

Social Policy - Organization and Innovation (H)

SA4D2

Global Health and Population Change (H)

SA4L1

The Governance of Welfare: The Nation State and the European Union (H)

Other Anthropology courses (to the value of one full-unit) may be taken, subject to the approval of the Programme Director.

4

AN498

Dissertation - MSc China in Comparative Perspective

Notes

* subject to space

Note for prospective students:
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