What Will You Study

China’s rise presents both opportunities and challenges for global political relations, international management and environmental sustainability. This distinctive three-year degree includes a unique combination of work experience and a year abroad as well as learning Mandarin Chinese for those who are not native speakers. While you can choose the focus that is of most interest to you, the three pathways share a number of common elements.

Chinese and non-Chinese students will study contemporary China together and will discover China’s approaches to foreign relations, international diplomacy, nature, ecological civilisation, economic reform, and cross-cultural communication. The second year is spent overseas with Chinese nationals going to Lancaster’s partner universities in Europe, Australia, Canada or the US, while those learning Chinese will spend the year at a Chinese university where teaching is in English. In the third year you will continue to learn about contemporary China and specialise in the pathway of your choice.

Students who spend the second year in China studying Chinese, are eligible to apply for Confucius Institute bursaries to contribute towards living expenses while at University in China.

You may also be interested our other Contemporary China courses:

  • Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary China
  • International Management in Contemporary China