One-year full-time and two-year part-time* taught master programme
Bachelor degree holders with honours from recognized universities or equivalent qualifications and/or experience are eligible to apply
Emphasis on a broad understanding of China through its global-local interactions and regional variations in politics, economy, trade, investment, environment, policy making, tourism and urban development. The prime objective of the programme is to educate students to become capable personnel for firms or institutions in both private and public sectors that have strong interest in China-related business and development.
Learning through courses, projects, seminars, fieldtrips and supervised dissertation
* Part-time students will be required to attend lectures with the full-time students on weekday mornings or afternoons. Hence, part-time students with full-time jobs are recommended to apply for day release to attend the lectures or compromise with their employers on a mutually agreed work schedule before applying for this programme.
The programme is offered on a one-year full-time and two-year part-time basis. The curriculum will extend over one academic year of full-time study or two academic years of part-time study. Part-time students will be required to attend lectures with the full-time students on weekday mornings or afternoons. Hence, part-time students with full-time jobs are recommended to apply for day release to attend the lectures or compromise with their employers on a mutually agreed work schedule before applying for this programme.
Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in an appropriate subject.
Candidates are required to complete not less than 60 credits in either the 'Dissertation option' or the 'Non-dissertation option':
3 COMPULSORY COURSES
( 6 credits each )
4 ELECTIVE COURSES
( 6 credits each )
2 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES
GEOG7136 (6 credits)
GEOG7122 (12 credits)
( 6 credits each )
3 COMPULSORY COURSES
( 6 credits each )
6 ELECTIVE COURSES
GEOG7136 (6 credits)
1 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES
The schedule for the teaching of courses conforms to the dates of semesters of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Each course entails one session of two lecture hours per week over one semester.
COMPLETED MAChDS DISSERTATION
Only good dissertations are listed here.
The Attractiveness of Thailand for Chinese Investment: A Case Study of Chiang Mai
MAN Sau Ying
Understanding the Deregulation of the Chinese Aviation Industry: The 2002 Restructuring and Its Impact
REEVE Liam Nicholas Seth
Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment: A Case Study of the Financial Services Industry, 2002-2018
AITKEN Damon Anqi
The Relationship between Human Capital and Technological Innovation in Chinese Provinces, 2000 to 2017
CHU Tsz Wai Perry
Innovation in Practice: An Exploratory Study of the E-Society in Banking Service and Payment Experience in Hong Kong
COPLEN Taylor Carl
Decentralized Hardware Production: Makerspaces, Shanzhai, and the Future of Shenzhen’s Technology Industries
School District Housing (Xue Qu Fang) and the underlying problem of unequal distribution of educational resources: A study of Guangzhou city
TANNINEN Hannamiina Vilhelmiina
An evaluation of applying imported solutions to achieve energy reduction targets for China’s 13th Five-Year Plan
MILLER Joseph Colin
The Political Economy of Labor Activism in the Manufacturing Sector of The Pearl River Delta, China
O’LEARY Marissa Shea
The Impact of One-Belt-One-Road Maritime Infrastructure Investment on the Development of Partner Countries in Asia and Africa
CHAN Yuen Tung
Determinants of High Tech Industries’ Location in China
NG Hoi Ching
Regional Variation of Saving and its Contributing Factors in China
Problems and Prospects of the Conservation of the Grand Canal in China: A Case Study of the Hangzhou Section
An Analysis of Air Transportation Infrastructure and its Relationship with Economic Development
The Environmental Impacts of Marketization and Regionalization in Contemporary China
Skilled Young Migrant Labour and Their Marital Status: A Case Study of Qingpu Industrial Park, Shanghai
The Impact of Demographic Transition and Aging on Economic Growth: A Comparative Study of Japan and China
Land/Real Estate Development and Financial Crisis: A Case Study of Financial Crises during 1980-2013
SCHIEBE Karl Friedrich
The Chinese Corporate Governance Mode: Adapt or Adopt?
Understanding Government Education and Health Spending in China
Playing games and concepts: Beijing Olympics and China urban development model
JOHN Daniel Adam
The role of the middle class in the economic development of Chinese cities: A comparative study of Shanghai and Wuhan
Central-local Relations, Land Development, and Local Public Finance in China: A Case Study of Guangdong Province
DOUGLAS Jake Brandon
Globalization of the Chinese City: A Comparative Study on the Prospects of a Global City in China
WIART Ludovic Claude Jacques
The Chinese-Angola Mode in Africa: The Case Study of Angola and Sudan
LAM Man Sze
Hong Kong Residents Traveling to Japan on an Individual Basis : A Cultural Perspective
LEUNG Wai Cheong
Understanding the Spatial Development of the Life Insurance Industry in Post-Reform China, 1999-2008
MAN Huen Pok
Understanding the Social Security System for Aging Population in China : A Case Study of Beijing
VAUGHAN-ALBERT Megan Kate
The Missing Watchdog: Corruption, Governance, and a Supervisory Role for the Chinese Civil Society?
CHEUNG Wai Shuen
Financial services in Kong Kong and Shanghai: Competition and co-operation
LEE Yung To
Emergence of Chinese multinational corporations: A case study of the ICT industry
Intra-provincial inequality in post-reform China: A case study of Anhui province, Central China
Economic geography of the electric solar energy potential in China
YAU Yuk Ha
The Chinese model of urban land and housing developments
The dynamics of rural-urban migration and industrial transformation in China's metropolises: The case of Shenzhen, 1979-2008
CHAN Tsz Wah
Integration of Hong Kong and The Pearl River Delta: Towards an Optimum Division of Labor in the Provision of Producer Services
DIDIER Emilie Marie Claude
Socio-economic and Cultural Impacts of Recent Chinese Immigration in African Cities: A Case Study of Cameroon
LAM Wing Chi
A Study of Regional Inequality of Education Attainment in China
LIM Kwee Hua Stephanie
Population Mobility in the Era of Globalization: The Case of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Cross-border Region, 1997-2007
TANG Nap Wong Sammy
Welfare of Rural-urban Migrant Workers in China's Economic Reform Era: A Case Study of Dongguan
Global Interaction Patterns and Disease Transmission - A Case Study of China
WONG Yee Wah, Eva
The Path to Harmony: The Roles of Rural Reforms in Achieving Social Harmony in China
DYCK Thomas Aron
Economic Growth and Land Conversion in Post-Reform China, 1996-2005
LENZER Jr James Hans
Globalization of Financial Risk: A Case Study of The US Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis
LO Kwan Hung
Cross-boundary Students between Hong Kong and Shenzhen: A Case Study of Shan Tsui Public School
TAM Sze Ying
The Development of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry in China, 1995-2005
TSE Yin Wing, Jason
Venture Capital in China: Growth and Prospects
YUNG Ka Man, Evelyn
A Comparative Study of the Real Estate Market in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai: Reform, Development, and Prospect
KWOK Hiu Yan
A Comparative Study of Foreign Direct Investment in Guangdong and Shanghai since 1990
CHOW Sin Yin
The Central-local Relationship in Guangdong and Fujian: A Comparative Approach
PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS
The China Development Studies Scholarship
The China Development Studies Scholarship is open to application for all non-local full-time students as an encouragement to support their MAChDS study, and is awarded to a maximum of two students based on their performance in the first semester of the MAChDS study and proof of financial needs. The value of the Scholarship is HK$20,000.00 per awardee (deducted directly from the second instalment of the composition fee).
Van Shung Chong Prize in China Development Studies
The Van Shung Chong Prize in China Development Studies is awarded to a maximum of two students based on their academic performance of the whole MAChDS study. The value of the Prize is HK$5,000.00 per awardee.
PROVISION OF FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS
In connection to the University Assessment Policy, the Department of Geography has adopted the following policy on provision of feedback to students on marked coursework assignments and written examination performance.
A. Provision of feedback on coursework assignments
All teachers should provide written feedback on all the marked assignments, and return all marked assignments to students within 2-4 weeks (pending on the actual class size) after the submission deadline.
Holistic feedback on the overall class performance in each assignment should be provided in the Course Moodle so as to (a) explain why some students have managed to obtain A- / A / A+ grades for the assignment, and (b) give suggestions to the weaker grade students on how to improve. The holistic feedback should be put on the Course Moodle within four weeks after the submission deadline.
For courses that have in-class quizzes as part of the coursework assessment, teachers should use the Course Moodle to provide feedback on the class overall performance in each quiz.
B. Provision of feedback on written examination performance
Feedback on students' overall examination performance should be provided on the respective Course Moodle so that they can identify weaknesses and look for ways to improve in future examinations.
Teachers should upload the feedback on examination performance on the Course Moodle within two weeks after the recommended final grades and results have been endorsed by the Departmental Examination Meeting.
All students should be familiar with the need for safety while in the University or on fieldwork. Please click here for the “Statement of Environmental Health and Safety Policy” for more information. Any injury suffered as a result of an accident must be reported immediately to the Programme Co-ordinator.