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MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese Studies)


University of Cambridge Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Full time October Other 11 months

About the course

The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese Studies) is an intense one-year course primarily for students who intend to go on to do a PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese Studies) at the University of Cambridge or elsewhere. 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.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the MPhil programme, students will be expected to have:

  • acquired the ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources in Modern and/or Classical Chinese;
  • acquired a good knowledge of the general scholarship on

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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 (especially reading) of Modern Chinese.


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