This full-time course at BNU comprises three core papers that cover inter alia the theoretical, historical, empirical and philosophical underpinnings of the field of comparative and international education, the interdisciplinary nature and impact of the research in comparative education, and the political nature of governance and policy choices.
In addition to three pathway-specific core papers, two core papers in research methods develop students’ understanding in key concepts and principles of educational research design and methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative methods and data.
Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens holding a foreign passport and under 50 years old (Note for Chinese Government Scholarships applicants: master’s degree applicants should be under 35 years old; doctorate degree applicants should be under 40 years old).
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As a Master degree in Comparative Education student, you will be studying the following courses. This may vary depending on your career specialty:
The Master of Comparative Education will help you to develop key employability skills, which will make you attractive in both the public and private sector, e.g. international organizations, government departments, think tanks and consultancies, education businesses, and in research and teaching.
Recent career destinations for this degree:
The dormitories for international students at the main campus are located within the walls of the university. There may be limited accommodation on campus for international students due to the number of applicants. You can stay in private accommodation outside of the University. You can get assistance to find the best opportunities
Applicants should Note the following
The only visa for studying in China is the China Student visa. So if you have secured admission into a Chinese University or college to pursue Degree Programs or even learn the Chinese Language for a semester / Year / or a short term like the summer. The China Student Visa is categorized into 2 major main types, known as X1 and X2. Usually, most international students get confused here but here is the difference. The X1 student visa is issued to students whose study with Universities irrespective of their course and also covering a duration longer than 6 months (up to 360 days). International students will get the X2 student visa if their intended time of stay is less than 6 months (<180 days). X1 visa holders have multiple entries which mean they can enter China and legally leave and re-enter any time of the duration of the Visa. Students who decide to travel in Asia, go home and also visit friends may do so without worrying about re-applying.
Beijing Normal University is an offspring of the Education Department of Imperial University of Peking established in 1902, BNU is mandated and tasked to provide top level Teacher training in Higher Education. After the development for over a century, BNU has become a comprehensive and research-intensive university with its main characteristics of basic disciplines in sciences and humanities, teacher education and educational science.
According to 2020 QS World University Rankings, BNU is ranked the 277th among the world universities, and the 10th among Chinese mainland universities. In 2017, BNU has been listed in the “world-class universities”, and 11 disciplines have been selected for China’s “Double-First Class” Initiative. The disciplines of Education, Psychology, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, Theater film & television，Geography graded A+ in the recent national evaluation.
At present, the university has established cooperative ties with about 500 universities and international organizations from more than 30 countries and regions. Each year, above 900 international professors and scholars are invited to lecture and research at the University. And BNU has around 2000 long-term international students, the scale of which ranks among top in China’s universities.
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