A Comparative Study on Sino-UK Postgraduate Professional Degree Education and Implications

  • Muchun Wan Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
  • Wenzhong Zhu Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
Keywords: postgraduate professional degree education, Sino-UK, comparative analysis, implications


Chinese postgraduate professional degree education has undergone 26 years of development, and has achieved a great progress. But compared with the developed nations in the world, China is still in its infantry stage, and needs to learn from the western developed countries’ experiences in this field. This paper makes a comparative analysis of the differences between China and UK in postgraduate professional degree education. It finds that there are significant differences between the two countries in the aspects of programme setting, schooling duration, admissions, curriculum design, teaching delivery, quality control system, etc. The findings imply that China should try to give more authority to universities in programme setting and admissions, and Chinese universities should innovate ways of teaching delivery and systems of quality control.

Sino-UK differences in postgraduate professional degree programmes