Asia Pacific Studies and Chinese

4.5
2 opinions
  • I would suggest all the students who would like to come and study in the university of Leeds to join all the societies in the Union in order to choose which fits them best. In this way they will interact with many people and this will enable their adjustment to their new life.
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  • It certainly might expand your overall knowledge of current situations in the world. It was a great learning experience.
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Bachelor's degree

In Leeds

£ 9,250 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Leeds

  • Duration

    4 Years

Description

China has become one of the world’s largest economies, and plays an increasingly pivotal role on the world stage. This degree will allow you to become proficient in Chinese – a major world language – as well as gaining an insight into life in China and the broader Asia Pacific region.
You will combine intensive language study with area studies, so you can build your awareness of the politics, history and culture of this huge and diverse region. You’ll also spend a year studying at one of our partner universities, so you gain first-hand experience of life in China.
Core modules will build your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and introduce you to key issues in the study of Chinese society, while you can also select from optional modules to explore the wider Asia Pacific region, covering topics from Japanese literature to Korean politics and Thai history.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT

Starts

On request

To take into account

A degree in Asia Pacific Studies and Chinese equips you with an appreciation of the cultures and communities in one of the world’s most vibrant and rapidly growing regions. It also gives you command over a major world language which continues to increase in importance. But it also equips you with a range of transferable skills: teamwork, presentation, independent research and critical thinking. You’ll be able to form your own opinions from the evidence in front of you and communicate them clearly.

A-level: ABB GCSE: 4/C in a foreign language Other course specific tests: Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.

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Opinions

4.5
  • I would suggest all the students who would like to come and study in the university of Leeds to join all the societies in the Union in order to choose which fits them best. In this way they will interact with many people and this will enable their adjustment to their new life.
    |
  • It certainly might expand your overall knowledge of current situations in the world. It was a great learning experience.
    |
100%
4.6
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Trainee

4.0
10/08/2018
What I would highlight: I would suggest all the students who would like to come and study in the university of Leeds to join all the societies in the Union in order to choose which fits them best. In this way they will interact with many people and this will enable their adjustment to their new life.
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

FX

5.0
21/02/2018
What I would highlight: It certainly might expand your overall knowledge of current situations in the world. It was a great learning experience.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2018

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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

This centre has featured on Emagister for 10 years

Subjects

  • Chinese Language
  • Translation
  • Politics
  • Project
  • Writing
  • China
  • Foundations
  • Asia
  • Culture
  • philosophical

Course programme

Your first year will involve intensive Chinese language tuition to prepare you for your year abroad, as well as introducing you to the political, social and economic landscape of the Asia Pacific region more broadly. Then you’ll spend a year studying at a Chinese university, where you will be surrounded by Chinese culture and where you’ll improve and sharpen your language skills.


When you return to Leeds, you’ll still take language classes to refine your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as choosing from a range of optional modules so that some focus on China specifically, while others allow you to explore the region more broadly. Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam are just some of the countries you may come across.


All of this continues into your final year, when you will also work on Chinese translation and composition so you can explore your career options. You can also choose to put the research and critical skills you have developed into practice by submitting an independently researched dissertation.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Basic Chinese Language 1
  • Basic Chinese Language 2

Optional modules
  • History and Culture of Early Imperial China
  • Modern China
  • Chinese Culture in the Twentieth Century
  • Foundations of East Asia
  • Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia
  • Introduction to East Asian Religions
  • World Histories

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Year Abroad in China

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Chinese 2A
  • Chinese 2B

Optional modules
  • China Since 1979
  • The Making of Modern Thailand
  • Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought
  • Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan
  • Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World

Year 4

Compulsory modules

  • Chinese 3: Advanced Skills
  • Final Year Project: Dissertation
  • Final Year Project: Extended Essay
  • Final Year Project: Translation

Optional modules
  • Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China
  • East Asia's Regional Political Economy
  • Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present
  • Buddhism: A Lived Tradition

Asia Pacific Studies and Chinese

£ 9,250 VAT inc.