Five master's degrees that can lead to a healthy paycheck

09:36, November 11, 2010      

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Potentially a profitable career in any country. Contrary to rumor, lawyers are not, in fact, required to sell their soul to the devil when they take their degree; but rather lease it on a very generous seven year basis.
The best domestic law schools include Peking University, Renmin University of China and China University of Political Science and Law.


With the Chinese elites still rolling in money and uncertain how to do anything with it but buy houses, finance graduates are in high demand. They need both to help the rich manage their cash and to help the government make sure everything works smoothly.

Suggested universities include Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Xi'an Jiaotong University and Hunan University.

Computer Science

This major increases your chance of finding a good job even as it decreases your chance of finding a girlfriend. High-level jobs like project managers and system analysts are opening up, and even lowly coding posts are plentiful.

Tsinghua University, Peking University and Beihang University are good places for computer science.


A young architect in China can experience the thrill of having his buildings put up in six months by the nation's army of construction workers and then, 10 years later, the thrill of having it torn down to be replaced by a new shopping mall.

Universities suggested: Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Southeast University and Tianjin University.


"What do you say to an English major? Big Mac and fries, please." The bitter old joke isn't true in China, though, since according to government statistics, English is consistently among the top 10 majors likely to find you work.

Popular universities include Peking University, Nanjing University, Xiamen University, Shanghai International Studies University and Beijing International Studies University

Source: Global Times


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