School of Business

The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organizations – and the rapid domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development, throughout the two-year program students can test their insights on the challenges to the Chinese state and society in the 21st century by interacting with Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, decision makers and opinion leaders.

The Master of Contemporary China Studies aims to:

  • Provide students with the most updated and insightful knowledge of contemporary China, and with rigorous analytical training, so that they can make informed decision in their careers, whether in civil service, business, academic teaching or research.
  • Increase levels of public awareness of informed debates about the current and potential impacts of a rising China in their lives.

Promote USJ as a leading provider of academic study and research in the field of social-political-economic theories and practices in contemporary China.

Typical Duration

2 years part-time (evening) programme

Teaching Medium


Total number of credits for graduation



NAPE 3 (Al Dr. Carlos D’Assumpcao, no. 336-342, Cheng Feng Comm. Centre, 9/F ​​, Macao SAR)

Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only)


Classes are scheduled from September to July each academic year. Please refer to the official academic calendar for the most updated information.

Typically, classes take place three evenings per week, from 19:00 to 22:00. Exceptionally, classes may be scheduled on Saturdays or in additional weekday evenings.

Key Features

Upon completion of the programme, the graduates will be able to contextualize China’s ascent in the broader global context and to link this issue to debates about international relations and theories of development.

Typical Career Options

To all professionals from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors whose work endeavours are related to or take place in China.

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Year 1 Master
9.00 credits
2.00 credits
2.00 credits