PROGRAMME PAMPHLET

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  • 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. 

 

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

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':

 

Dissertation

option

3 COMPULSORY COURSES

( 6 credits each )

4 ELECTIVE COURSES

( 6 credits each )

2 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES

GEOG7136 (6 credits)

GEOG7122 (12 credits)

Non-dissertation option

( 6 credits each )

3 COMPULSORY COURSES

( 6 credits each )

6 ELECTIVE COURSES

GEOG7136 (6 credits)

1 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

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.

2020-2021

SYLLABUSES

2021-2022

SYLLABUSES

 

SEMINAR SERIES

 

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

  1. 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.
     

  2. 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.
     

  3. 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

  1. 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.
     

  2. 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.

 

SAFETY

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.

 

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