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Chinese and Thai Studies BA (Hons)




What will I learn?

Explore the culture and history of China and Thailand and learn two languages, gaining valuable skills for a global career.We teach both languages from beginner level, but if you have some prior knowledge we can normally accommodate you. You’ll build your skills in each language through core modules, and you’ll be introduced to the culture, history and politics of China, Thailand and the Asia Pacific region.A wide range of optional modules will expand your knowledge, allowing you to focus on development issues, Chinese culture, Japanese cinema and recent Thai history among others. Due to the size of East Asian Studies at Leeds, we are able to offer flexible and varied degrees that allow you to pursue your interests.In this five-year course you’ll spend two years abroad, with a year in China and a year in Thailand giving you first-hand experience of the languages and cultures.

Which department am I in?

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Study options

Full time with time abroad (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,250.00 (US$ 27,373) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 September 2023


Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,


LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Typically, A*AA-BBB, depending on your chosen degree course. The university recognises a wide range of international qualifications. Some degrees require prior study of particular subjects, especially within the sciences, engineering and languages. All students must also demonstrate suitable proficiency in the English Language. Students who do not meet the required academic requirements for direct entry may want to consider one of the foundation years options. Please refer to the University’s website.

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


About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds enjoys a high student satisfaction rate – 3rd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, 2018).

  • In the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • #15 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
  • One of the largest single-site campuses in the UK
  • Diverse campus with over 12,000 international students

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