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Chinese Daoist Textual Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The Programme focuses on the study and research of the ancient religions, languages and great texts of China. Students will study the ‘ancient wisdom’ of China, which is of great cultural significance and is increasingly seen as relevant to contemporary concerns, such as personal and societal well-being and sustainability.

About

This Programme will focus on advanced-level engagement with Classical Chinese Daoist texts and the spiritual, cultural and political values and practices that they embody.Modules will focus on enhancing understanding of Classical Chinese and methodologies such as textual criticism, commentary, and textual analysis.This will be followed by modules which are thematically organised around the study of key texts from within The Complete Library of the Four Branches Literature and The Essence Encyclopedia of the Four Branches of Literature. Textual study modules are thematically focused and will consider issues such as the origins and content of key texts, as well as history and developments in translation, commentary and reception of them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodologies for the Study of Sinology
  • Interpretation of The Four Books
  • Readings from the Governing Principles of Ancient China
  • Readings from The Compilation of Books and Writings on the Important Governing Principles
  • Daoist Text Studies
  • Classical Chinese Texts in English

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • Each application will be considered on its own merit and will be based upon an interview with relevant teaching staff within the University and the Academy of Sinology. 
  • The bilingual nature of the programme requires a degree of competency in both Chinese and English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lampeter

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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