Applicants for this course should have achieved high 2:1 or a first at BA level from a UK university or equivalent. Good working knowledge (especially reading) of Modern Chinese.
Months of entry
The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese Studies) is an intense one-year course primarily for students who intend to go on to do a PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese Studies) at the University of Cambridge or elsewhere. It is designed for highly motivated future researchers who have a substantial undergraduate background in Chinese studies or related fields but need more exposure to topic-specific or discipline-based analytical frameworks and more intensive training in primary source language(s) and research skills.
At the end of the MPhil programme, students will be expected to have:
- acquired the ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources in Modern and/or Classical Chinese;
- acquired a good knowledge of the general scholarship on modern and/or pre-modern Chinese culture(s);
- acquired an in-depth knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their dissertation;
- developed the ability to formulate original research questions and produce a well-constructed argument to answer them, in the form of an independent piece of research based on the use of primary and secondary sources; and
- developed independent archival and library- and internet-based research skills concomitant with successful completion of a Masters-level degree in Chinese Studies.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time11 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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