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Human Geography
- General Information

    Ⅰ. Program Introduction

    Population, resources, environment and development (PRED) is the current hot topic of international sustainable development. Although China's rapid economic development brings great opportunities for the world, but is also facing severe challenges. It is very important to study China's PRED problems, for solving the  people - land relationship conflicts in globalization. Geography discipline is unique and characteristic in more than 100 years history of BNU, which is also a key discipline at the national level. Department of Geography currently owns Geography as first-level disciplines for doctorate degree granting, and 17 second-level disciplines: physical geography, human geography, cartography and geographic information systems, natural resources, natural disasters and global environmental change. State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster of Ministry of Education and Key Laboratory of Environmental Remote Sensing and Digital Cities of Beijing provide strong research capabilities.

    The MA in China's Population, Resources, Environment and Development aims to train talented individuals from fields of domestic and international geography, resources, environment, socio-economic. The program aims to meet the demands of analysis capabilities, innovative research and community management capabilities in PRED study. Based on the rich international resources of Beijing Normal University, the program has a strong team of professors and faculty members, and aims to become a high quality, world-class Beijing Normal University international program.

    II. Plan of Study

    1. Basic requirements:

    The students are managed by the combination of the academic year method and the credit method. Students usually graduate by completing 34 course credits and graduation thesis in 2 years’ study. However, up to 5 years to complete graduation requirements is allowed.

    2. Curriculum:


    Semester

    Curriculum

    Type

    Credits

    Total Credits

    â

    Chinese History and Culture

    compulsory

    2

    15

    China’s Physical Geography

    compulsory

    3

    China Economic Geography

    compulsory

    3

    Cultural Geography of China

    compulsory

    3

    China's Soil and water Conservation

    optional

    2

    Basic Chinese

    optional

    2

    Ⅱ

    Geographical Information Technology and Application

    optional

    3

    18

    Policy and Education for Sustainable Development in China

    optional

    3

    Environment and Heritage Interpretation

    optional

    2

    Disaster mitigation and sustainable development in China

    optional

    2

    China Tourism Geography

    optional

    2

    Water Resources Security in China

    optional

    2

    Urban Geography of China

    optional

    2

    Introduction to Remote Sensing in China

    optional

    2

    Summer Vacation

    Fieldwork in Human Geography

    compulsory

    2

    5

    Excursion of Physical Geography

    compulsory

    3

    Ⅲ

    Thesis(Proposal)

    compulsory

    0

    0

    Ⅳ

    Master’s Thesis

    compulsory

    6

    6



    fees


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 34,000 pre year
    RMB 68,000 in total (About $ 12,470)
    Accommodation Fee
    Liyun Apartment: No.3 International Students Dormitory(B)
    Single Room RMB 140 to RMB 95
    Studio RMB 140 to RMB 95
    Liyun Apartment: No.1 International Students Dormitory (A)
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 55 to RMB 75
    Liyun Apartment: No.2 International Students Dormitory (F)
    Double Room RMB 120 to RMB 65
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 80
    XinSong Apartment
    Double Room RMB 120 to RMB 75
    Lan Hui Apartment
    Double Room RMB 120 to RMB 60
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 350 to RMB 600
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  34,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  • Applicant should be non-Chinese citizens holding a foreign passport under 50 years old. (Former Chinese citizens naturalized into other nationalities are required to provide certification of the cancellation of their Hukou and ID card; this certification should be issued by the Public Security Bureau.)
  • Master Program Applicant should hold a qualification which is equivalent to (or above) a Bachelor’s degree from a Chinese university.
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Two photocopies of the first page of applicant’s passport

This must be a valid, ordinary passport.

3. Two passport-sized photos

With the name of the applicant and the school applied for written on the back.

4. An original or notarized copy of their undergraduate academic transcripts and bachelor’s degree certificate and graduation certificate (in English or Chinese)


5. Please submit any published academic papers, patents, or other academic achievements (originals or copies if applicant has)


6. English proficiency test certificate

Applicants who are non-native English speaker should provide a certificate of their English proficiency.

7. Two letters of recommendation

Recommendation letters from two associate professors or scholars with higher academic titles. There is no specified format for the recommendation letters and all letters must be signed by the referee.

8. Completed Personal Statement Form

Please download and print the form, this form should be signed by the applicant.

You can download a template or sample from here .
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  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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