SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Contemporary China Studies attracts students with diverse backgrounds and study/work experiences. Students may come from undergraduate degrees in various social science subjects such as Economics, Sociology, Social Policy, Geography, Politics, International Relations, Management and Anthropology. Previous undergraduate coursework on China is not a compulsory requirement for admission. Applications will be considered from those who have worked in NGOs, civil service, or similar fields. As research methodology training is a compulsory part of the core module, the programme may also serve well as a channel to a research degree on China (MPhil or PhD).

This programme combines high quality postgraduate social science research training with a comprehensive study of contemporary China. The key features of this programme are: interdisciplinary teaching; social scientific study of China; contemporary Chinese society, defined broadly as post-1949; research methodology training that is relevant to the study of China (part of the core module); a language option which provides maximum flexibility to students who would like to improve Chinese language skills.

Start Date:

Part-time 4 Years Intensive Language.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,685 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,685 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £19,930 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,843 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,843 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £9,965 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: To be confirmed.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English need to have IELTS with 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening.