University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
International Studies
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MA International Relations and
International Business

 

About the course

This programme gives students the opportunity to develop deeper understanding and analytical excellence in two fields of increasing importance, international relations and international business, drawing from the combined strengths of UNNC’s School of International Studies and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS).  A wide selection of modules allows them to specialise in a variety of different areas in international relations and international business. Dissertations are written under the guidance of experienced academic staff, which include world-leading international relations experts focusing on China, Japan, the UK, the US, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Russia, among others. Students will be introduced to key concepts and theories in both fields, will be trained in research methods, important historical and contemporary cases and hot-button issues, and gain access to (and we hope contribute to) the latest research in international relations and international business.

Students can choose from a range of modules in international relations and international business, which include, in addition to subjects directly related to international relations and international business, modules in diplomacy/foreign policy analysis, development, international economics, dimensions of world history, international organisations, European politics, regionalism, traditional and non-traditional security, environmental policy, area studies (including China, Russia, the US, Europe, the UK, Japan, the Middle East, Africa, etc.) and of course research methods, to name a few. Small seminars allow students to develop their analytical skills, and oral and written presentation techniques, as well as their capacity to research, compile and produce thematic reports, essays, and papers.

Case studies and occasional simulation games deepen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge of negotiations, diplomacy, world history and international relations.  The dissertation will give students the opportunity to prove the breadth and depth of their knowledge.

Course structure

The MA in International Relations and International Business is offered as a one year programme (twelve full months).  This degree programme can also be taken in a part time capacity over two years. Students must take 180 credits to graduate, comprised of 60 credits each semester (four modules each semester at 15 credits each), plus 60 credits for the dissertation (normally done over the summer for full time students).  Students must pass the taught components before proceeding to the dissertation.

Modules

Compulsory

Student must take all modules in this group   

CodeTitleCreditsCompensatableTaught

DS4001

Core Concepts in International Relations and World History

15

Y

 Autumn

DS4015

Research Methods I  

15

Y

 Autumn

P14B44 

International Business Environment

15

Y

 Autumn

DS4009

China in International Relations

15

Y

 Spring

DS4002

International Political Economy

15

Y

 Spring

DS4010

Dissertation

60

N

 Summer

 

Credit Total

135

 

 

Restricted
Group 1:

Students must choose ONE module (15 credits) from this group

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Compensatable

 Taught

DS4046 

Gender: Power and Agency 

 20

 Y 

 Autumn

DS4047

Gender: Power and Agency 

 15 

 Autumn

DS4024 

US Foreign Policy

 15 

 Y 

 Autumn

DS4025 

Democratisation in Asia, Africa and Latin America

 15 

 Y 

 Autumn

DS4029 

Politics and History of the Middle East

 15 

 Y 

 Autumn

 

Credit Total

 80

 

 

Group 2:

Students must choose ONE module (15 credits) from this group

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Compensatable

 Taught

PT4116 

Managing International Business in China

 15

 Y

 Spring

P14C15 

Project Management 

 15

 Y

 Spring

P14B45 

International Business Strategy

 15

 Y

 Spring

 

Credit Total

 45

 

 

Group 3:

Students must choose ONE module (15 credits) from this group

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Compensatable

 Taught

DS4012 

Special World History Project

15

 Y

 Spring

DS4027 

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

15

 Y

 Spring

DS4050 

The Rise and Fall of British Empire

20

 Y

 Spring

P14B46 

Essentials of International Marketing

15

 Y

 Spring

P14114 

Strategic Human Resource Management

15

 Y

 Spring

P14T27 

Entrepreneurial Management

15

 Y

 Spring

P14T29 

Launching New Ventures

15

 Y

 Spring

P14B41 

E-Business 

15

 Y

 Spring

 

Credit Total 

125

 

 

 

Detailed module information can be found on the Online Module Catalogue. Please key in the relevant module title or module code.

Our staff

The School of International Studies has academic staff from all across the world, who are world-leading experts in their fields. Students gain from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds which compliment the global nature of this programme.

Our class size

We anticipate that the 2016 class size will be approximately ten students.

Your degree certificate

All students who successfully complete their studies at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China will be awarded a University of Nottingham, UK degree.

There are no differences between certificates awarded in the UK and those awarded in China.

Further information

Please consult Study with us for details on entry requirements, scholarships and application procedures.                                                              

You can also contact us by email: fhss@nottingham.edu.