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You will develop a sophisticated understanding of the complex challenges that China faces today, supported by our research expertise on contemporary and modern China.


You will work on important questions such as China’s involvement in the global economy and global governance; dramatic population movement and environmental pressures; legal reforms and changing understandings of citizenship and of quality of life; and the ongoing debates over China’s past and its meaning in the present.


You will develop the Chinese language skillsand knowledge that you need to explore these questions in a professional setting through our intensive, applied language programme and small-group teaching.


You will spend your Year Abroad at Nanjing University, a leading university in a dynamic region; full one-year scholarships are available to fund that study.


You will gain invaluable professional skills in research, critical analysis, oral and written presentation, teamwork and time/work management.


You will have a unique opportunity to understand China in depth, in a regional and comparative context by extending your studies to Japan, Korea and East Asia.


You will have excellent employment prospects: our graduates work in business, government, education, research and media, engaging with China in our connected world.


You will have many opportunities beyond the curriculum to develop your language skills and understanding of Chinese culture through our award-winning Confucius Institute.


You will be part of a close, supportive and diverse academic community, in one of the UK’s friendliest, greenest and most vibrant university cities.


You will launch your China-related career from a city with diverse Chinese communities of residents and students, and strong links with Chinese universities and businesses.