MA Chinese Literature

SOAS, University of London
In City of London (England)

£ 7,985 - (Rs 6,64,165)
VAT incl.

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  • Master
  • City of london (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Year

This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature.

This new degree covers both pre modern and modern literatures of China. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.

The programme comprises two compulsory courses, a minor option, and a dissertation.

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What are the course objectives?

A postgraduate degree in Chinese Literature from SOAS equips students with essential skills such as competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through the indepth study of Chinese Literature, both pre modern and modern and the study of literary theory in relation to this literature.

Postgraduate students gain linguistic and cultural expertise enabling them to continue in the field of research or to seek professional and management careers in business, public and charity sectors. They leave SOAS with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek, including written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; analytical and problem solving skills; and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources.

A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate.

Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Incoming students will be expected to have completed at least the equivalent of two years of undergraduate Chinese language study.


Where and when

Starts Location
30 September 2016
City of London
London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Comparative Literature
Chinese Literature
cultural awareness
Modern Chinese Literature
Traditional Chinese Literature

Course programme

The MA degree consists of four components: Not all courses may be available every year. 1. Core Course Take one of these courses Module Code Unit value Term Availability Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation 15PCHC004 1 Unit Full Year Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 15PCHC002 1 Unit Full Year 2. Compulsory Course Module Code Unit value Term Availability Theory and techniques of Comparative Literature 15PCSC002 1 Unit Full Year 3. Minor Courses For non fluent Chinese speakers Students who do not have advanced or native speaker competence in Chinese are required to select one of the following two courses, which offer advanced training in reading and translating Chinese literary texts. These courses are also taken by fourth year undergraduate students, but MA students will be required to do additional work. Module Code Unit value Term Availability Traditional Chinese Language and Literature 15PCHC005 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017 Modern Chinese Literature (MA) 15PCHC003 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017 For fluent Chinese speakers For students with advanced or native speaker competence in Chinese, alternative minor units may be selected from the MA Sinology programme, or the second core course may be selected as a minor, with approval from the programme convenor. 4. Dissertation A 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic

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