What Will You Study

A degree in Politics with Chinese allows you to explore some of the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary political scene, whilst studying Chinese language and culture.

You will begin your degree with one core module in Politics in the Modern World and one core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or Culture. In addition, you can choose a third module, this might be in Politics or Chinese or another subject that complements your studies.

As you continue with your studies, you will learn from academics some of whom are committed to both teaching and research. You will increasingly specialise through a varied range of modules which focus on topical questions concerning government and politics in Britain, Europe, China and the world. Second year options include Politics of Development and Global Changes and Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice. The core Chinese Language modules will build on the language introduction given in the first year through further language tuition.

In the final year, you will study Chinese Culture and Society and a further Chinese Language module. You have the opportunity to undertake a sustained investigation on a specific political subject that interests you and can choose from a range of modules, such as Politics of Global Danger.