SOAS University of London: Advanced Chinese Studies

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Department China and Inner Asia
Telephone 020 7898 4700
Study type Taught


Students on the programme take 4 taught courses at SOAS during their 1st year, including a team-taught core course provided by a range of SOAS China experts. In addition, students take a text-reading seminar, allowing them to integrate their Chinese reading skills into their disciplinary studies, or an approved language-based course. Further courses can be selected from available disciplines including: Anthropology; art and archaeology; cinema; cultural and regional studies; economics; history; law; literature; music; politics; study of religions. In their 2nd year, students will undertake an extended period of study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, where they will follow a tailor-made bilingual programme in Chinese studies. Options for short-term internships with local companies will be made available. The 2nd half of the 2nd year will be taken up with the writing of the dissertation under close supervision back in London.


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