Research course

Chinese Studies

Bangor University · School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

Good grades in Bachelor degree and a Masters degree. Previous research experience is essential.

  • Minimum of 65% in undergraduate programme from a recognised university in China (211 university); or
  • Minimum of 70% in undergraduate programme from a recognised university in China (non 211 university)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in Chinese Studies. The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support, and students will be assigned two supervisors. Students are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.

Research areas

  • Chinese history
  • Contemporary Chinese Studies: Sino-West Relations; Geopolitics; Images of China (Representations and Self-representations); Chinese films & documentaries; Western films & documentaries on China
  • Contemporary Chinese literature
  • Language policy
  • Education reform
  • Chinese performing arts
  • Chinese sports industry
  • Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
  • Translation from and into Chinese

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team