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What will I learn?

The Master of Social Science in Government and Politics (Greater China) is a taught Master Programme and open to all prospective applicants who interested in pursuing Government and Politics or Greater China Studies as a second degree. Applicants who hold a bachelor degree in a discipline other than government and politics are also eligible to apply the Programme.

Programme highlights

MSSc in GPGC

  • has a broader geographical and thematic coverage than most of Master of Art programmes in China Studies. Geographically it covers Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao), and thematically it covers political institution and reform, public administration, foreign policies and regional international relations, human rights and constitutionalism, environmental politics, civil society, media and political communications, and etc.
  • emphasize on social science perspective and research methodology.
  • courses will be delivered by faculties in GPA Department and by noted scholars from Greater China and overseas.
  • teaching language will be English and Putonghua.

Programme objectives

  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary Greater China from social science (political science in particular) perspectives, and to encourage them to form independent analysis and critical assessment of contemporary Greater China;
  • To sharpen students' knowledge of the complex relationships of political, sociological, historical, economic and managerial factors in Greater China through social scientific approaches; and
  • To enhance students' sensitivity to the issues generated by the rapid transformations in Greater China societies with a global view.

Study scheme

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units of courses (8 courses), among them 5 are required courses:

  • GPGC5001 Institution and Reform in Contemporary China
  • GPGC5002 HK, Macao, Taiwan Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • GPGC5003 Greater China and the World
  • GPGC5004 Public Policy and Administration in Greater China
  • GPGC5005 Methods in Social Science Research

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$118,800.00 (12,01,821) per year
8 courses (Paid by 2 installments) HK $14,850 for each additional course
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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