48 months
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23100 GBP/year
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About

The Chinese and Russian Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh enables you to study the languages, literatures and cultures of two of the world's largest countries, both of whom play an important role in contemporary global politics.

Overview

Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland to offer both single and joint honours undergraduate honours programmes in Chinese, enabling you to learn modern standard Chinese in the context of Chinese history, literature, culture, politics and international relations, past and present.

Likewise, you'll learn the Russian language alongside Russian literature and culture, as well as developing an awareness of political and historical context.

Both subjects will develop your skills in translation, reading, writing and oral communication, including through a Year Abroad in either China or Taiwan and in a Russian-speaking country.

Employers recognise the importance of both languages and the benefits of a broad intercultural education. Our graduates are prized for their capability to act as bridges of understanding between Chinese, Russian and British cultures.

Career opportunities after the Chinese and Russian Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh

Studying languages to degree level, especially when you spend a year abroad, gives you a set of skills and life experiences highly prized by employers.

Chinese

Graduates are in high demand in a wide variety of sectors, from finance and banking through to non-profit organisations.

This programme leads to varied careers in:

  • media
  • tourism
  • culture
  • government
  • civil service

Many Chinese-speaking graduates are 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.

Russian

By the end of your programme, you will be able to speak a major language of international communication, one of the most widely spoken in the world. Like neighbouring East Asia, Russia is an increasingly powerful player in global politics and economics.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

You will study Modern China in Literature and Film, and the skills development course, Academic Skills for Asian Studies. 

  • Year 2

In the Year 2 Chinese language classes, you will continue to learn Chinese and explore Chinese culture. 

  • Year 3

If international travel restrictions allow, you will spend Year 3 abroad, dividing your 30 weeks between either China or Taiwan and a country in which Russian is spoken. You will spend at least eight weeks in each country, studying at a university or language centre. 

  • Year 4

You will continue to study Chinese language, focusing on advanced skills in speaking, reading and writing, and building on your existing translation skills.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA-AABB by end of S5 or AAAA-AAAB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: AAB - ABB.
  • IB: 36 points with 665 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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