SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme covers China's domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics courses of state and society in the Chinese political process (domestic politics), China and international politics (international relations) and Taiwan's politics and cross'strait relations.

Course Modules

China and international politics; state and society in the Chinese political process; Taiwan's politics and cross'strait relations; international politics of East Asia; state and development in Asia and Africa; state and society in Asia and Africa; Northeast Asian politics (Japan, Korea and Taiwan); state and society in Central Asia and the Caucasus; geopolitics and security in Central Asia and the Caucasus; government and politics of modern South East Asia; international political economy; the Indian Ocean in world politics; political thought on the just rebellion; introduction to quantitative methods in social research; foreign policy analysis.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants normally require a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in politics or international relations, or a related social science discipline; applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,895  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,470  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,948  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,235  Academic year. First year home fees