What will I learn?

This degree provides intensive Mandarin language tuition, one year at a top Chinese university in Beijing, and analytical sociological skills for you to understand and actively engage in a global world in which China is a major superpower.**Why study BA Sociology & Chinese at Goldsmiths?**- This interdisciplinary degree gives you the chance to study sociology with a year abroad in China.- You’ll explore how societies, cultures and people are formed, organised and develop, alongside specific modules about Chinese culture. By studying both subjects, you’ll cover topics from Chinese literature and philosophy to global development and migration.- You’ll learn how to speak and write Mandarin and spend a year in China improving your language skills at a top university in Beijing and experiencing Chinese society and culture first-hand.- As part of the Department of Sociology, you’ll be studying in a department that’s immersed in a research-active community that’s investigating topics from human rights and social justice to inequality and the super-rich and ranked joint 1st in the UK for research intensity in sociology (Complete University Guide Subject League Tables 2021) and ranked in the top 40 in the world (QS World University Subject Rankings 2021).- After graduating from Goldsmiths you may be able enrol for one further year of study at Capital Normal University (CNU) in China, leading to the award of a BA in Chinese from this prestigious institution.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

26 September 2022


Main Site

Goldsmiths, University of London,

New Cross,



SE14 6NW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You should have one year's full-time (or two years' part-time) work experience (paid or voluntary) in a related field. In some cases it may be possible to admit applicants on the basis of practical experience alone, provided that evidence of this experience is presented at interview.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.