What will I learn?

Chinese Studies

Building on a solid linguistic foundation in modern and classical Chinese, the Lampeter course focuses on the study of China’s history, philosophy, religions, film and literature, exploring how China has historically evolved to become the country it is today.

Our modules examine China’s transformations both from a China-centred perspective as well as from the point of view of its manifold interactions with other countries and civilisations.

We are one of the very few Chinese Studies programmes in the UK with a focus on China’s classical culture. You will gain access to the richness of this culture by studying its vast textual, archaeological and artistic heritage.

Anthropology (

Anthropology explores what it means to be human by looking at how people create rules and norms, and how they use beliefs and expectations to organise social life.

An important part of undertaking Anthropology will be to go into the world to find out what people are doing. We encourage our students to practise, not just learn about, Anthropology.

We believe that being in new situations and experiencing new cultural practices offers students a particular breadth and depth of understanding that being in lecture theatres cannot give. Because of this, we urge our students to get as much hands-on experiential learning as possible during their time with us.

Course Overview

The BA Chinese Studies aims to develop fluency in Mandarin and familiarise students with Chinese history and culture in its various manifestations across the entire span of China's pre-modern and modern history. Individual modules examine China’s history, media, politics, philosophy and religions in both past and present.

Single Honours students will spend one year in China, at Beijing Union University or one of our other Chinese partner institutions. This option is also open to Joint Honours students. All students have a further chance to apply for short-term language courses in China and scholarships administered by the Centre for Chinese Studies and the Confucius Institute.

Career Opportunities

Graduates go on to careers in a variety of fields including:

  • Communication, business
  • Cultural and social advocacy
  • Film and media
  • Fundraising, management consultancy, research
  • Health, food and lifestyle
  • Human, animal and land rights
  • International development, aid and charity organisations
  • Museums, heritage, tourism
  • Publishing
  • Race relations, community, social work, caring professions
  • Teaching

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 18,146) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Lampeter Campus

College Drive,

Lampeter,

Ceredigion,

SA48 7ED, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Full Diploma and certified transcripts must accompany all applications.

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

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