Chinese Studies

Chinese is a group of similar but often mutually exclusive languages spoken primarily in the Oriental nations of South and East Asia. Between 15–20% of the world's population speak Chinese as their first language.

The most common form, Standard Chinese, is the Beijing dialect of the Mandarin language. It is the official language of China, Taiwan and Singapore, and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Courses often offer a great insight into the Chinese nation, including business, economy, geography, history, language, law, politics, religion, media and culture.

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Chinese Studies

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
Bryant University
USA
Suburban Campus with access to Providence, Boston and New York City
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) Average GPA 3.4/4.0 and SAT 1220
Business and Arts/Sciences
Bryn Mawr College
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
Duke Kunshan University (DKU)
China with a semester in the United States
DKU is a new campus in Kunshan, a large city located near Shanghai and Suzhou.
Small Institution <5000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Unique, new mutli-disciplinary model that results in both a Duke (US) degree and DKU (China) degree.
University of Edinburgh
Scotland - UK
A mix of City and Island Campus in a City – with several subject-based campuses that are spread out across the city centre and surrounding areas.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, often with the opportunity to study additional outside modules.
University of Exeter
UK
Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses – Suburban Campus Penryn Campus – Rural Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have single subject and combined subjects for most of our programmes, but we do also off more interdisciplinary options such as Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Flexible Combined Honours.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA
English - Chinese Translation and Interpreting
LLB
Law with Chinese Law
BA
Applied Languages
BA
Contemporary Chinese Studies
BA
Asia Pacific Studies
BA
Modern Chinese
BA
Mandarin
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Useful Skills

Note Taking
Analytical
Organisation
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Speaking (Verbal Communication)
Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Listening
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