- This degree combines a study of the Chinese language (Mandarin and Classical Chinese) supported by modules exploring Chinese culture in its various manifestations across the entire span of China's pre-modern and modern history, with the study of key philosophical ideas from the ancient world to the modern day.
- Philosophy is different from other academic disciplines in that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think, challenging one's beliefs and assumptions about the world.
- Both disciplines will foster a critical and reflective understanding of ideas, language and cultural assumptions.
- We take an immersive approach to learning offering a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions.
- You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities.
Taking into account that student choices and requirements can differ radically, as well as ensuring a rounded knowledge of Chinese Studies and Philosophy generally, the scheme offers modules covering a wide range of topics and issues. Some of the areas covered include, for example, freedom and equality, justice, human rights, sustainable development, humanitarian intervention, environmental ethics, international politics, and activism. Options to study abroad may also be available. Other areas of study include, for example, from basic to advanced language modules, classical Chinese, a one-year placement in China, the history and civilisation of traditional China, the modern history of China, Chinese religion and culture, Chinese cinema and politics, and Yangsheng and Daoist Body Philosophy. ** A range of modules in other disciplines is offered alongside your main subject modules. You could take modules in, for example, classics, English, creative writing or any of our other humanities subjects, whichever humanities degree-programme you choose.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following types of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take-home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|