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Chinese and Linguistics MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: TQ11

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

As the world's second most spoken language, Mandarin Chinese and its associated cultures have helped to shape the contemporary world in many ways.This joint honours programme gives you the opportunity to study Chinese while exploring how language works.Chinese and Linguistics make an excellent joint honours choice by combining the study of:- a language in its cultural, historical and political context- the expression and creation of meaningLinguistics courses of particular relevance to language students cover:- the speech sounds of the world's languages- variation in the languages of the world- the structure and history of world languages**Chinese**Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland to offer both single and joint honours undergraduate programmes in Chinese. While we specialise in teaching students with little or no prior knowledge of the language, we can also accommodate students who already have some experience of studying Chinese. Study with us, and you will develop advanced competency in the Chinese language. You will gain reading, writing, speaking, listening and translation skills in modern standard Chinese to an advanced level. You will spend Year 3 using and honing these skills by studying in China or Taiwan.You will also gain specialist knowledge on mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and associated diasporas in pre-modern, modern and contemporary contexts. Courses explore history, literature, culture, politics and international relations. You can also opt to learn to read Classical Chinese.**Linguistics** Linguistics examines how language works, describing how sounds, words, sentences and conversations combine to express and create meaning.You will study:- the uses of language in everyday life- the ways in which language varies across society and evolves over time- how language is mastered by childrenAs you progress through the programme, you will have the opportunity to formulate and test scientific hypotheses about linguistic phenomena using specialist linguistics and phonetics equipment.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,500per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: a language other than English at A or 7 and English at C or 4.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 15 3

    7th out of 33 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    193 95%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    3rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.45 69%

    11th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    189 92%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    24th

    5

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