SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Chinese Studies

The main emphasis of this programme is on modern and contemporary China, although it is also possible to study aspects of pre-Modern China. In addition to the courses on offer, students develop their own particular area of specialisation by writing a dissertation in their major discipline.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Course modules

China and inner Asia; modern film from Taiwan and the chinese diaspora; modern chinese literature (MA); modern Chinese literature in translation; traditional chinese literature in translation; modern chinese film and theatre (MA); understanding contemporary China; modern documentary texts; Taiwan studies; society and culture in Taiwan; language (minor only). Only 1 language course may be taken. Special course in Chinese; special course in Chinese 2; special course in Chinese 3; special course in Chinese 4; special course in Chinese: reading classical and literary Chinese (pg); special Chinese: advanced Chinese for business and management.

Assessment methods

10,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,725 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700