Chinese Daoist Textual Studies, M.A. | The University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Lampeter, United Kingdom
24 months
750 GBP/year
3750 GBP/year
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Chinese Daoist Textual Studies at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David 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.


This Chinese Daoist Textual Studies Programme at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David 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.

Career Opportunities

Possible employment roles for graduates from this programme include:

  • teachers and educators in a range of settings in both China and the UK;
  • academic researchers in traditional texts and ancient Chinese texts;
  • translation work
  • educational administration and policy
  • ethical business and commercial ventures
  • community work and initiatives
  • voluntary and travel industries
  • heritage conservation; archive and museum work
  • corporate and personal coaches/trainers in ancient Chinese ‘wisdom’ and life skills.

The expected employability skills gained by graduates from these programmes are advanced information handling and communication skills; high levels of self and project management; the practical application of high-level skills in textual analysis and interpretation.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Research Methodologies for the Study of Sinology
  • Daoist Text Studies 1: “Daodejing”
  • Daoist Text Studies 2: “Zhuangzi” 
  • Interpretation of The Four Books
  • Readings from the Governing Principles of Ancient China
  • Classical Chinese Texts in English
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General 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

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  • International

    750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    3750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Lampeter

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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