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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research profile

Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to: expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research; make an original, positive contribution to learning in Chinese and East Asian Studies. Our Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies creates vital interdisciplinary linkages between China experts across the University of Edinburgh and beyond, including at other Scottish universities.

Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors.

We have particular strengths in: classical and modern Chinese literature; modern Chinese culture; media; the performing arts and film; ancient Chinese philosophy and religion; modern Chinese politics and society. Working with colleagues elsewhere in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, and across the wider University, we are able to support PhD theses crossing boundaries between languages and/or disciplines, including: comparative literature; film studies; translation studies.

Over the course of your PhD, you’ll be expected to complete an original body of work under the expert guidance of your supervisors leading to a dissertation of between 70,000 and 100,000 words. You will be awarded your doctorate if your thesis is judged to be of an appropriate standard, and your research makes a definite contribution to knowledge.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,150per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    13th

  • 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

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    182 91%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    2nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    12th

    4

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