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Masters degrees in Chinese Society & Culture Studies examine the traditions, activities and societal and cultural institutions originating from, or associated with, China.
Related subjects include Chinese Studies and Contemporary Chinese Studies. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Cultural Studies or Languages and Literature.
The Culture of China is one of the oldest in the world, and spans a large geographical region in eastern Asia, with beliefs, customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities and even towns.
Courses in this field encourage you to examine the issues at play in modern China, through an investigation of the cultural and societal practices and movements occurring from day-to-day.
For example, you might analyse the variety of Chinese identities and languages across Chinese culture and the variation of values in each, or understand the role that politics play in gender equality in both the economy and family life.
Careers in this field may include roles in academic or the media such as publishing and journalism. Other careers may include public relations, heritage management or even international relations.
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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
The MA in Chinese Studies aims to provide students who already have a background in Chinese language and culture at undergraduate level with an opportunity to specialise in the area of cultural and literary analysis with particular emphasis on the conflict and communication within the Sinosphere (mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) and between China and the West. Read more
This programme is based at the University’s Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies, which has an international reputation for research excellence in modern Chinese literature, media and mass culture. Read more
Chinese Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing upon and integrating disciplines such as History, Linguistics, Politics, Social Policy, Cultural Studies and Translation Studies. 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
The programme offers an introduction to the fascinating and fast-changing dimensions of China today. It provides a broad grounding in Chinese society, politics and culture and is the only one-year Masters degree on contemporary China in Scotland. Read more