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Master of Chinese Cultural Relations

Approved Abbreviation: MChineseCltRel


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1870.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 097006C


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Spring 2018 or later.

The School of Humanities and Communication Arts in collaboration with the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and other Schools in Western Sydney University is offering a challenging and rigorous degree to meet the needs of cultural institutions and government departments increasingly engaged in cultural exchanges with China. The Master of Chinese Cultural Relations on offer in Australia is primarily aimed at developing skills for managers and administrators working in cultural bodies and government departments that have or would like to develop exchange programs with China. The course may also appeal to students from China and other international students who would like to develop careers in international cultural exchange management. The course will help you develop an understanding of Chinese culture and cultural policy, Australian culture, intercultural communication, international business management; and cultural diplomacy. You may also engage critically with local culture through one unit of study in China. A major research project in cultural exchange will be carried out in the second year, to apply the knowledge and skills from previous units to a real life setting which may involve a work placement in Australia. There will be funding for some scholarships and also travel grants for students taking one optional unit in China. Students may need to travel between campuses in Parramatta.

Successful completion of this Masters program provides pathways to higher degree research study. Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral level can apply for entry into the Masters of Research and apply for up to 80 credit points of advanced standing for completing the year one units. Any student wishing to apply for entry into Year 2 of the Master of Research must have a supervisor/supervisory panel in place and a detailed research proposal (2500 words) which must be submitted with the application. As this program has 50% (60 credit points) research components, students may have opportunities to apply for direct entry to PhD after they complete.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Xiang (Tony) Renx.ren@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in humanities, social sciences, Asian studies, international relations, languages, linguistics, creative arts, or business and management;

Or

Successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline AND a minimum of two years full-time equivalent professional work experience in related roles.

Additional Application Information

Applicants wanting to have professional experience considered as part of the application process are required to submit

• A curriculum vitae (CV) including:

- Details of a minimum of two years of full-time equivalent professional experience (paid, voluntary or student) in a supportive capacity in a cultural institution or a government department or a not for profit organisation within an arts and cultural context, including dates and a description of duties.

- Details of training and experience in the respective roles.

• A statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

• A statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/international

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete 110 credit points of Core Units listed below and one 10 credit point unit from the Alternate Unit Pool.

Core Units

Students complete 70 credit points from the following units

102542Australian Cultural Policy and Practice
102541Chinese Cultural Policy and Practice
102543Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power
102338Intercultural Communication (PG)
200835Managing in the Global Context
800166Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry
800169Research Design 2: Practices of Research

Plus the 40 credit point Research Project in Cultural Exchange

102545Research Project in Cultural Exchange

Alternate Unit Pool

Students complete 10 credit points from the following units

102544China Culture Study
200848Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
200845Innovation Through Digital Technology
101695Introduction to Interpreting PG
101696Introduction to Translation PG
102181Nation, Power and Difference
102295Space, Place and the Field
102176Theories of Difference and Diversity

- Alternate units are offered in various teaching sessions. Please click on the individual unit links above for details of the teaching sessions available for each unit.

- Students enrolling in the alternate unit 102544 China Culture Study will be required to travel to China for two - three weeks during November/December. On their return to Australia, students are required to complete the assessments for this unit during the Summer A session, late November - early February.

Recommended sequence

Mid-year intake

Year 1

2H session

800166Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry

Spring session

102541Chinese Cultural Policy and Practice
102338Intercultural Communication (PG)

Students must also complete one unit from the Alternate Unit Pool listed above.

Year 1

1H session

800169Research Design 2: Practices of Research

Autumn session

102542Australian Cultural Policy and Practice
102543Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power

Q2 session

200835Managing in the Global Context

Early exit

Students may graduate with course 1871 Graduate Certificate in Chinese Cultural Relations after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study which may include one unit only from the Alternate Unit Pool.

Students may graduate with course 1872 Graduate Diploma in Chinese Cultural Relations after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study, comprising the Year 1 core units and one unit from the Alternate Unit Pool.

Year 2

Spring session

102545Research Project in Cultural Exchange

Or

Articulation point to the Masters of Research

The timeline for part-time students will involve all coursework units listed above to be completed prior to the commencement of unit 102545 Research Project in Cultural Exchange.

Recommended sequence

Start year intake

Year 1

1H session

800166Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry

Autumn session

102542Australian Cultural Policy and Practice
102543Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power

Q2 session

200835Managing in the Global Context

2H session

800169Research Design 2: Practices of Research

Spring session

102541Chinese Cultural Policy and Practice
102338Intercultural Communication (PG)

Students must also complete one unit from the Alternate Unit Pool listed above.

Early exit

Students may graduate with course 1871 Graduate Certificate in Chinese Cultural Relations after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study which may include one unit only from the Alternate Unit Pool.

Students may graduate with course 1872 Graduate Diploma in Chinese Cultural Relations after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study, comprising the Year 1 core units and one unit from the Alternate Unit Pool.

Year 2

Spring session

102545Research Project in Cultural Exchange

Or

Articulation point to the Masters of Research

The timeline for part-time students will involve all coursework units listed above to be completed prior to the commencement of unit 102545 Research Project in Cultural Exchange.



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