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
  • Chinese literature (Classic & Contemporary)
  • Contemporary Chinese Studies: Sino-West Relations; Geopolitics; Images of China (Representations and Self-representations); Chinese films & documentaries; Western films & documentaries on China
  • Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
  • Translation Studies (from and into Chinese)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (6.0) or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
01248 351151