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 a Modern Language or Comparative Literature in the relevant pathway subject. Secondary pathway subjects cannot be taken at beginner's level.

If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Chinese Cultural Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Modern Languages. In this course, you will further your knowledge of the cultural creativity of the Chinese-speaking world of the 20th and 21st centuries.

You will 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Modern Languages