Normally a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
Months of entry
The Department covers, through teaching and research, the language-based study of the cultures of China and Inner Asia, with a focus on materials in modern and classical Chinese and modern and classical Tibetan.
We are able to supervise MPhil and PhD research in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Prospective research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on such diverse topics as colour symbolism in ancient Chinese texts, Chinese cinema, and Chinese Braille systems, and translation studies).
If necessary, arrangements can be made for joint supervision with teachers from other departments or institutions of SOAS or the University of London. Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive materials in the languages of the area and/or on fieldwork conducted in those languages.
Intending research student should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those of current staff members.
Information for international students
Information, including English Language requirements, can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/international/
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Candidates are normally registered for an MPhil and convert to a PhD after successful completion of the first year.
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
- 020 7898 4700