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MPhil in Traditional East Asia

MPhil in Traditional East Asia

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 21 months
The MPhil examines the Sinitic tradition and its development and adaptations in China, Korea and Japan. It will appeal to students wishing to develop an intimate knowledge of the region for academic purposes or as preparation for careers in museology, libraries, journalism, diplomacy, international banking, business, law, government service, secondary education or non-governmental organisations. In the first year, students will prepare a 2,000-word essay every two weeks. Students should have some proficiency in an East Asian language (Chinese, Korean or Japanese). A three-hour qualifying examination in a modern language is held at the end of the third term. If students’ proficiency in their main language is not up to academic standards, the students will prepare for an examination in that language. If on arrival student’s proficiency is up to academic standards one will choose a different modern East Asian language for research purposes and prepare for the examination in the selected language. Students will be required to follow a general course in Classical Chinese, Classical Japanese or Middle Korean for another three-hour qualifying examination at the end of the third term. Instruction may take the form of lectures, text classes or some combination of the two. Students will prepare and present English translations in text classes.