BA Modern Languages: Chinese (Mandarin)

China’s cultural importance in the world is at an all-time high, and understanding the country and its language is of increasing strategic importance.

From a constantly evolving, transcultural and transnational perspective, you can explore China’s fascinating culture and history, and develop your capacity to analyse its past, present and future through its diverse cultural forms. If the encounter between Chinese-speaking and English-speaking communities interests you, our Chinese pathway will provide the stimulation and insight you’re looking for.

You will explore Chinese language and culture with native Chinese Mandarin speakers and internationally-recognised researchers in various fields of Chinese studies covering a wide range of topics from Chinese literature, art, architecture, visual culture to environment, politics and history.

We are committed to providing outstanding student experiences, and developing a world-class Chinese programme with strong international links to the global research community. You will have the opportunity to study abroad with top universities in China such as Peking (PKU), Tsinghua or Fudan, enriching your Chinese study and giving you an unparalleled experience.

Degree programmes

You can study Chinese through three pathways:

  • with one or two other languages (eg, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish) as part of our BA Modern Languages degree (providing no more than one language is studied from beginners’ level)
  • Art History & Visual Culture, Classical Studies, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Politics, Philosophy or Sociology as part of one of our Combined Honours Programmes
  • or with a bespoke selection of subjects as part of our Flexible Combined Honours programme