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Chinese Cultural Studies pathway - Modern Languages MLitt
Explore the cultural creativity of the Chinese-speaking world in the 20th and 21st centuries in its many representations, including visual arts, language and literature. You will also learn the specialist methodologies and critical skills necessary for conducting research in this field.
The Chinese Cultural Studies programme is one of the available pathways on the Modern Languages MLitt Programme.
- A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies or a related field. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements on the institute website.
- English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications on the institute website.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
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Students on the Chinese Cultural Studies pathway will take the following compulsory modules:
- Research Methods for Chinese Cultural Studies
- The Cultural Creation of China the nation-state: from Qing decline to 21st-century spectacular power
- EcoArts China: Art in the age of the Anthropocene
- Cultural Expression in the Chinese Diaspora
Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of not more than 15,000 words must be submitted by a date specified in August.
If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there are exit awards available that allow suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and, assuming you have attained appropriate grades, receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The School promotes discipline-specific and collaborative teaching and learning so that students may explore their own particular interests in greater depth and breadth.
Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Classes are intentionally small, with many being one-to-one or in very small groups. Lectures are usually in groups of up to 20. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams.
For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.
Course type: Postgraduate, leading to a Master of Letters (MLitt) in Modern Languages.
The MLitt provides academic learning and research skills training for students intending to continue to a doctoral or other research degrees.
As well as the PhD degree, the School of Modern Languages offers supervision for two research-based Masters degrees – the Master of Studies by Research (MSt (Res)) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil).
Alongside your academic learning, you will develop your broader capabilities and employability. All Masters students have access to the Professional Skills Curriculum, a flexible programme of workshops, lectures, and online materials to help you develop your personal and professional skills.
The School also works closely with the University Careers Centre to provides Masters students with careers advice and support, including advice for those who intend to continue to a doctoral degree.
Graduates have gone on to careers in fields including:
- energy resource management
- international development
- UN interpreting
- public policy
- the civil and diplomatic services
- University academics and administrators.
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