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Modern Chinese Studies

University of Oxford

21 months
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26940 GBP/year
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About

The Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford is a two-year master's degree programme offered jointly by the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) and the Faculty of Oriental Studies, which combines intensive study of the Chinese language with thorough training in the study of modern China.

Overview

The Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford course is suitable for graduates who have developed an interest in China and now want to take that to a level where it could be useful for their future careers.  

It can be taken either as a terminal degree in preparation for professional work in which knowledge of China and Chinese is an advantage, or in preparation for further research as part of a doctoral degree in either the humanities or social sciences.

The aims of the MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies are to provide a strong grounding in modern Chinese language, both written and spoken, a strong foundation in understanding modern Chinese society and culture, and advanced training in conducting and reporting on independent and original research.

Graduate destinations

Oriental studies and area studies graduates have found employment in many and diverse fields including business, finance, law, civil service, journalism, government and industry.

Many graduates have also undertaken further research into subjects linked with Oriental and area studies and have pursued successful careers in the academic world, education and in museums.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You will spend the first year of the course in Oxford, studying Chinese language alongside core classes in Chinese society and culture and/or research methods. 
  • You will choose from a range of options, shared with the MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, which allow you opportunities to acquire advanced knowledge of the society, politics, economics, history, literature and art of modern China.
  • Knowing the Chinese language is essential for anyone who wants to understand China and the course is designed to provide this at both elementary and intermediate levels. 
  • You will be allocated to the appropriate level by a placement test on arrival.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 21 months.
  • National

    22630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22630 GBP per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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