Taught course

Chinese Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
Master of Chinese Studies

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. Some knowledge of China is helpful, but not required. Language learning skills are an advantage.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Offering two years of study (double that of most masters programmes) and a funded six-month placement at Fudan University’s prestigious International Cultural Exchange School, this programme draws on a wide range of expertise in Chinese studies.

Catering to students at both the beginner and intermediate language levels, this flexible programme is presented by experts in their respective areas, and places you within a vibrant environment in Edinburgh that actively engages with the Chinese community, both academically and socially.

You’ll develop advanced skills in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and explore aspects of contemporary Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and business.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

Master of Chinese Studies

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)131 651 1822