Chinese Studies

China currently has one of the largest economies in the world and Chinese is the first language for over one billion people globally.

Our Chinese Studies programme provides you with the skills to engage fully with China from different dimensions and perspectives, thereby opening the door to truly international employment opportunities.


Find out more about studying Chinese.

You can take Chinese with another language, Politics, Business studies and many more subjects. Learn more.


Module content

Module descriptions for Chinese (download pdf).


Study Abroad in China

For any combination of subjects, you can opt to spend a year in China as a student at our partner institution, the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJLTU) in Suzhou, on China's east coast.

  • For 50% students of Chinese the Year Abroad is mandatory and is taken in Year 3.
  • For 25% students of Chinese, the Year Abroad is optional but strongly recommended in Year 3.


BA in Modern Languages (Triple Subject)

Take Chinese with two other languages on our BA in Modern Languages  (the name of this programme will change from 'Modern European Languages' to 'Modern Languages' on our prospectus shortly). If you continue Chinese beyond your second year, you will spend one semester in China.


Postgraduate degrees

We offer supervision for postgraduates of Chinese Studies on:

  • Linguistics
  • Culture
  • Society
  • Translation studies.

Learn more on our MRes in Modern Languages and Cultures prospectus pages.