University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Chinese Studies

Research focuses on modern and contemporary China, particularly the 2nd half of the 20th century; following the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949; China is studied in the broad sense as transnational China, encompassing the whole of the Chinese speaking-world, which is centred around the mainland, but also includes Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau as well as the diasporic Chinese communities in Europe, southeast Asia, north America and elsewhere; China is researched, from a historical and comparative perspective, in the global context to understand how China and Chinese-speaking world influence and impact upon the global community, and vice versa.

Entry requirements

Applicants require Master's with an element of research training; overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (internet-based test).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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