Chinese Studies BA
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Course detailsA Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code T110
Duration 4 years
Related subjects East Asian Studies Chinese Studies
A balanced course that develops both your language skills and your understanding of how China works. The language teaching is intensive but we teach Chinese from scratch, so you don't need previous experience.
The course gives you special insights into China's rapidly developing economy, its growing political influence and rich culture. Your study will extend to Taiwan, and you'll develop a critical appreciation of a range of contemporary issues.
You'll spend your second year at the University of Nanjing, one of China's leading universities, where you'll study more advanced material. Your third and fourth years back at Sheffield will refine your skills in speaking, writing and understanding Chinese.
|A Levels + Extended Project Qualification||BBB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject|
|BTEC||DDD in a relevant subject|
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3 M2 M2|
|Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels||B+AB|
|Access to HE||Entry requirements for mature students|
Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
|If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department|
Modules - what you study and when
The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.
Course information on School of East Asian Studies website
|Chinese language 1A|
|Chinese language 1B|
|Chinese language 2A|
|Chinese language 2B|
|State of Sheffield - Global perspectives on local issues|
|Chinese Culture and Society|
|Chinese Economic Development|
|Contemporary Chinese Politics|
|Modern Chinese History|
|China Year Abroad|
|Chinese Language III|
|Chinese Language IV|
|East Asian Dissertation|
|Chinese Language V|
|Chinese Language VI|
|China's Rise: Domestic Transformation, Global Expansion|
|Contemporary Chinese Society|
|Contemporary Issues in East Asia|
|Law and Business in China|
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.
In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
School of East Asian Studies
Our courses are designed to immerse you in the languages and cultures of East Asian countries. You will be taught by native speakers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean in regular small group classes using custom made course material. To enhance your learning, we also make use of our modern virtual language lab, which enables you to learn using visual and audio aids.
Our courses are based on world-leading research and taught by experts whose work influences policy and informs public debate. Most of our staff publish in their specialist fields. Many of them have written books for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Routledge and Macmillan.
What our graduates do
Studying Japan, China or Korea prepares our graduates for a career in the world's most dynamic region. There are also many opportunities across Europe for people with skills in Asian languages and cultures.
Our graduates work in government and diplomacy, media and the arts, non-government organisations and international business - in professions as diverse as management consultancy, accountancy, marketing, research, language teaching and translation.
"We're provided with a really rounded education... and when you sit back and think that you've just had a conversation about human rights in Chinese, it's really exciting."
School of East Asian Studies
As part of this degree you'll spend a year studying at Nanjing University in China, one of the highest ranked universities in the country. On your year abroad you'll continue to take intensive courses in Chinese language, building on the skills you'll learn during your time at Sheffield. Like in Sheffield, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about the culture, politics, and history of China through optional modules.