One of the world’s earliest civilisations, China is once again a major economic and political global power - one whose scale makes an understanding of regional and cultural differences essential.
Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland to offer undergraduate honours programmes in Chinese , enabling you to learn modern standard Chinese in the context of Chinese history, literature and culture, past and present.
At Edinburgh, we specialise in teaching students with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese. On this Chinese programme at The University of Edinburgh , you will learn to read, write and speak modern standard Chinese to an advanced level.
In addition to the Chinese language, you will have the opportunity to learn about China's modern and pre-modern history, its politics and society and culture, including specialist courses on its literature and film, with the aim of becoming an expert on China by the end of your four years.
Employers look for the breadth of training and experience demonstrated by our graduates, who are in high demand in a wide variety of sectors. These range from the finance and banking industries, and businesses and non-profit organisations at a range of scales, to sectors such as the media, tourism, culture, government and the civil service.
Many Chinese-speaking graduates are currently recruited by companies based in East Asia, an increasingly powerful player in the global economy.
With Scotland's strategy to enhance engagement with China, opportunities for employment are increasing closer to home, too. These include opportunities in translation, interpreting and education.
There are also opportunities to continue studying at postgraduate level. Throughout the degree programme, you will learn a range of research skills which are necessary for further study, but which are also highly-transferable in a wide range of contexts.
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- Year 1
You will study Chinese 1, an introduction to modern spoken and written Chinese. If you already have some knowledge of the Chinese language, you may qualify to enrol in Chinese 2A, an intermediate-level Chinese course.
- Year 2
In the Year 2 Chinese language classes, you will continue to learn Chinese and explore Chinese culture.
- Year 3
You will spend Year 3 abroad, either in China or Taiwan, turning classroom learning into living engagement with Chinese and East Asian culture.
- Year 4
You will continue to study Chinese language, focusing on advanced skills in speaking, reading and writing. You will build on your existing translation skills.
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- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The standard entry requirement is:
- SQA Highers: AAAA-AABB by the end of S5 or AAAA-AAAB by the end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
- A Levels: AAB - ABB.
- IB: 43 points with 776 at HL - 37 points with 666 at HL.
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International22000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Home - RUK fees: £9,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.