Research course

Chinese Studies

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Chinese Studies MLitt contains taught and research elements. It is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We place a high emphasis on excellent supervision, researcher training and development.
You'll focus on a particular area of Chinese studies that you'd like to carry out postgraduate research on.
You will normally work on a research project which comprises two to four research assignments and a longer dissertation. Your supervisor will be an expert in your chosen field, and will receive support if necessary from an experienced research supervisor.

Research Training
Our Faculty Training Programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.
Although your focus will be on your specialist study, our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. We have nurtured a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and supportive environment where staff and students from across the world can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, which accredits the core foundation modules on the training programme.
You will study in our Doctoral Training Suite with purpose-built facilities for lectures, workshops, seminars and computer access to specialist software required for doctoral research in the social sciences and humanities. Each year we have two student-led research postgraduate conferences and we have a variety of prizes and awards to celebrate the successes of our students.

Department specialisms

Our research staff work in a diverse range of fields from sociocultural, historical and political studies, to film and literature, linguistics and sociolinguistics. The School has strong links with

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MLitt by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Aisling Hood, Postgraduate Officer, School of Modern Languages
Email
modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5867