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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements; * TOEFL: (paper-based test) 550 with 4.0 in the Test of Written English; (computer-based test) 220 with 4.0 in the essay rating. * IELTS: 6.0 overall with not less that 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5 in speaking and writing. Academic entry requirements; * Upper-second class honours degree or other equivalent qualifications/work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Chinese MA
  • Course description
    The MA Chinese provides an intensive training in Chinese language and Chinese background knowledge. It is suitable as a conversion course for candidates considering advanced academic or professional engagement with Chinese.

    12 months full-time

    Centre for Chinese Business and Development
    The CCBD is a joint venture that brings together expertise form the Department of East Asian Studies and the Centre for International Business (CIBUL) in Leeds University Business School.
    The Department of East Asian Studies has long been a major European centre for Chinese Studies, while Leeds University Business School has a strong world-wide reputation for research and teaching in international business in general and China in particular.
    The CCBD acts as a focus for scholars from both within and beyond the University of Leeds from a range of academic disciplines with a common interest in China. The CCBD also provides information and consultancy services to business and the community.
    By bringing together the complementary expertise of the Department of East Asian Studies and CIBUL, the CCBD is uniquely placed to offer the highest standards of professional expertise in Chinese language and in international business in relation to China.

    What you study
    On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:

        * Use Chinese phonetics and romanised script
        * Deal with simplified materials in listening comprehension
        * Understand basic sentence patterns and basic Chinese grammatical rules
        * Read simple Chinese texts
        * Write short Chinese compositions
        * Do various exercises with Chinese IT skills
        * Communicate confidently with native Chinese speakers
        * Understand basic Chinese grammatical constructions and use them correctly
        * Read simple authentic Chinese texts
        * Read complete authentic texts with the help of a online dictionary and translation software
        * Write short notes, letters and reports
        * Use specialised vocabulary relating to own discipline
        * Be competent in Chinese IT

    A description of the course can also be found on the department's website.

    How you study

        * EAST5250M Dissertation on China
        * EAST5261M Intensive Chinese Language 1
        * EAST5262M Intensive Chinese Language 2
        * 2 further options on the Asia Pacific region or individual parts of it.

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