Chinese Studies and Philosophy University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Undergraduate

  • 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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Lampeter Campus

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code TV1M
Institution code T80
Campus name Lampeter Campus
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.