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Chinese Civilisation and History, BA, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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About Chinese Civilisation and History, BA - at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course Overview

Learning modern Chinese (Mandarin) is not part of this programme, which means that students have more time to study a greater number of historical modules. However, interested students still have the option to learn Chinese alongside their studies in the Confucius Institute, which offers a range of extracurricular language courses at various levels of proficiency.

Students on this course also have the option to spend the second semester of their second year at a university abroad as part of the University's study abroad schemes.

Key Features

  • Small classes with interactive learning
  • Opportunity to construct your own degree scheme based on your favourite subjects
  • Training in historical research methods
  • Use of local record office and museum resources
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Taught by tutors who research and publish in their chosen fields
  • Field trips and visits to archives and record offices
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to study and understanding of the past

Modules

  • Small classes with interactive learning
  • Opportunity to construct your own degree scheme based on your favourite subjects
  • Training in historical research methods
  • Use of local record office and museum resources
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Taught by tutors who research and publish in their chosen fields
  • Field trips and visits to archives and record offices
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to study and understanding of the past

Course Tutor(s)

  • Associate Prof Thomas Jansen
  • Dr Yanxia Zhao
  • Duo Luan

Assessment

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wiki's, commentaries and film evaluations.

Career Opportunities

You will develop powers of analysis, logical thought and argument within a supportive and encouraging environment. It will be these skills of communication, understanding, analysis and self-management that provide you with a passport into employment.

Types of employment could include:

  • museum and archive work
  • Teaching/ education officer
  • Local Government, community, local politics
  • Journalism
  • Law and advocacy
  • Business
  • Tourism and travel
  • Translation work
  • Volunteering
  • Social work
  • Publishing
  • Heritage (library, archives, museum, tourism)
  • Postgraduate research
  • Politics
  • General administrative and management posts; civil service
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Teaching

Further Information

For any students considering studying BA Chinese Civilisation and History at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.

Related Courses

  • BA Chinese Studies
  • BA Chinese Studies and Heritage Studies
  • BA Chinese Civilisation and Medieval Studies
  • BA Chinese Civilisation and Religious Studies
  • BA Anthropology and Chinese Studies

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page

Additional Costs

There is an optional two-day residential for our students studying degree combinations which include Medieval Studies and/or History. It is the annual student-led Conference in Gregynog, where students can visit local historical sites of interest and attend themed guest lectures from visiting academics. This residential costs £110.

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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