Taught course

Chinese Cultural Studies Pathway - Modern Languages

University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies or a related field.

Months of entry


Course content

The Chinese Cultural Studies Pathway - Modern Languages allows you to explore the cultural creativity of the Chinese-speaking world in the 20th and 21st centuries in its many representations, including visual arts, language and literature. You will also learn the specialist methodologies and critical skills necessary for conducting research in this field.


Work on literary, visual and other cultural representations and critiques of modern and contemporary issues such as:

  • Ecology
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Minority ethnicities
  • Creative liberties

You will acquire the specialist methodological and critical theoretical skills and knowledge necessary for conducting research on these globally important issues in the context of the cultural expression of the Chinese-speaking world and its diaspora.

Teaching format

The School promotes discipline-specific and collaborative teaching and learning so that students may explore their own particular interests in greater depth and breadth.

Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Classes are intentionally small, with many being one-to-one or in very small groups. Lectures are usually in groups of up to 20. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams.


The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2022 entry.

Fees and funding

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Modern Languages