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Course overview

By the end of this course you will have had the opportunity to develop all your language skills to a very high level, as well as studying a range of cultural and historical contexts. You will have had the chance to undertake exciting placements in China and to gain invaluable knowledge and experience of contemporary China.

Studying the course full-time involves spending Years 1 and 2 at the University of Chester, your third year will be spent in China, before returning back to Chester to complete your fourth and final year of study.


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Start Date
September 2018
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
4 Years

Why Study Chinese with us?

Studying Chinese at the University of Chester offers you the unique opportunity to undertake two placements as part of your degree, allowing you to split your study experience between the UK and China.

Your first placement will be for six to 12 weeks at the end of Year 2, and the second placement will be a full academic year in China. By the end of the course you may have made friends for life from across the world.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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