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Masters degrees in Chinese Language & Literature equip postgraduates with the skills to critically analyse and understand the history, development and usage of various linguistic systems in China as well as the literary works and traditions developed within them.
Related subjects and postgraduate specialisms include Chinese Studies and Chinese-English Translation. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Languages and Literature or Cultural studies.
Courses in the Languages and Literature of China offer a breadth of research topics to postgraduates. With a rich internal history and influences from countries such as Korea, Japan and Mongolia there is a large variety of linguistic and literary traditions to explore.
For example, your course may include analysis of both traditional and modern Chinese literature in a variety of languages including Mongolian, Mandarin and Han language.
Many postgraduates opt to specialise in a particular area of the field, such as investigating the historical developments of modern literary traditions from their roots in Classical Chinese, or even learning to translate Chinese into other languages for various purposes.
Careers may include roles in academia and publishing, journalism, public relations and even international or foreign policy.
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The MPhil Modern Chinese Studies is a two-year master's degree programme offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies which combines intensive study of the Chinese language with thorough training in the study of modern China. Read more
Scotland’s engagement with China is set to become even stronger, particularly in light of Scotland’s China Strategy. Given this, and the international standing of our Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies, researching this field from the Scottish capital makes perfect sense. Read more
This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature. This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of China. Read more
Offering two years of study (double that of most masters programmes) and a funded six-month placement at Fudan University’s prestigious International Cultural Exchange School, this programme draws on a wide range of expertise in Chinese studies. Read more
The MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies is a three-term, twelve-month course offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies designed to provide high quality graduate research training with an emphasis on an appreciation of research methods and on deepening your understanding of contemporary China. Read more
The Research route of the Translation MA in the Centre for Translation Studies enables you to focus on a specific interest in translation and intercultural studies under specialist supervision, developing superior research and writing abilities. Read more
Students are expected to have a degree of at least upper-second class level or equivalent and to have proved to our satisfaction that they have a competence in Chinese equivalent to at least the level reached by the end of our third year BA Chinese course. Read more