SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The Chinese combined honours degree aims to give a broad understanding of Chinese culture through study of its language, history and literature from earliest times up to the present in combination with a solid grounding in another language or discipline.

Course Modules

Year 1: Chinese 101 (elementary modern Chinese language 1); Chinese 103 (history and culture of China); Chinese 104 (introduction to classical Chinese); Chinese 102 (elementary modern Chinese language 2). Year 2: Year abroad. Year 3: Chinese 301 (intermediate modern Chinese language 1); Chinese 302 (intermediate modern Chinese language); Chinese 304 (traditional Chinese language and literature 1); optional modules: Chinese 303 (modern Chinese film and theatre); Chinese 305 (elementary Cantonese); elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese). Year 4: Chinese 402 (dissertation in Chinese studies); optional modules: Chinese 401 (advanced modern Chinese language); Chinese 403 (modern Chinese literature); Chinese 404 (traditional Chinese language and literature 2); Chinese 405 (styles of modern Chinese literary language); elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Interview
  • Course specific

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80% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 68%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 76%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 92%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 10

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 60%

Total Coursework: 25%

Total Practical: 15%

£5,450 - £5,450
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,090 - £5,890
Typical cost of private accommodation