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  MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Chinese Studies)


University of Cambridge    Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Full time & Part time See Course Research Only, Other, MPhil 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Chinese Studies) at the prestigious University of Cambridge. This one-year programme is tailored for ambitious scholars seeking to hone their research skills in Chinese studies. Delve deep into primary sources in Modern and/or Classical Chinese, while gaining a profound understanding of Chinese culture and literature. The programme culminates in a dissertation under the guidance of a dedicated supervisor, ensuring a personalised academic experience. Key outcomes include the ability to craft original research questions and conduct independent research using primary and secondary sources. To qualify, applicants must hold a UK High II.i Honours Degree or its equivalent, along with a strong command of Modern Chinese. Immerse yourself in a scholarly environment, where one-to-one supervision and comprehensive feedback nurture your academic growth. Elevate your expertise in Chinese Studies and pave the way for a successful research career.

About the course

Our MPhil programme in Chinese Studies is offered as a one-year programme which aims to give graduate students an opportunity to develop their analytical, research and writing skills in preparation for further academic research or entry to professions requiring such skills. It is designed for highly motivated future researchers who have a substantial undergraduate background in Chinese studies or related fields but need more exposure to topic-specific or discipline-based analytical frameworks and more intensive training in primary source language(s) and research skills. This MPhil is only suitable for those with demonstrable experience and ability in independent academic research.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

High II.i or a first at BA level from a UK university or equivalent. Good working knowledge (oral and written) of Modern Chinese.

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