UK: Chinese Studies at Durham University returns in October!

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Course overview:   This is a four-year multidisciplinary degree based in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures  (MLaC) with core Chinese language and culture modules taught. These modules consist of a double language module in each of the three years spent in Durham, plus a single culture module. The fourth module in each year is one of the following modules:

·         On Chinese history to be taken in the Department of History

·         On Chinese politics / international relations to be taken in the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA).

The fifth and sixth modules in years one and two are to be chosen either from a list of modules offered by the Department of History or SGIA, or alternatively from a list of modules offered by the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law, Philosophy and Religious Studies. All final year students will take a double module dissertation on some aspect of China.

All third year students will spend the studying Chinese at one of our partner universities in China (Beida, Tsinghua and Zheda Universities). 

Aims:  The aim of the course is to equip students with the linguistic ability, cultural knowledge and disciplinary skills necessary to be able to engage confidently and competently with China in a future professional capacity. 

The basic A2 offer is AAB with a minimum of a B in a foreign language, or equivalent other qualification.  For students wishing to take the specialized pathway in Chinese Studies with History, an A grade in A level history is required.   The rationale for the BA in Chinese Studies course is that it should have a strong disciplinary focus, not just be a language course, so for example, there is a module on Chinese history provided by the History department, which has its own two Chinese specialist academic staff.

When does the first course start:  October 2011

How do I apply?  To find out more, including fees and how to apply,  visit Durham University’s website.