Masters in Chinese Studies

A nation that has been increasing in importance and stature throughout recent decades, China is home to a society that bears both striking similarities and differences with Western culture. Our fascination for learning more about different countries and their cultures extends to China, and this fascination is bolstered by necessity, as our communications and reliance on Chinese products and technology has become more prevalent. A Chinese studies degree will cover the Chinese language, society, culture, and business.

About Chinese Studies


The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be influenced by the level at which you are studying. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), or a Master of Research (MRes). Depending on the focus of your degree, you may be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Master of Science (MSc). Further research will award a research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,750

Topics Covered


A postgraduate degree, such as an MA, will build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of the subject, and will likely include learning more advanced Chinese language. Modules and specialisms could include contemporary Chinese literature, ancient Chinese culture, translation, and products of China. Assessment methods might include written work, listening and speaking tasks, presentations, and a final major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a degree in Chinese will depend on where you choose to study. They will also depend on the level for which you are applying. At postgraduate level, most universities will expect you to have a higher level of Chinese language ability.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Chinese, Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies