UK universities teaching Chinese courses: A - L / L - W

Information on UK university admission policies for studying Chinese available here.

Abertay University
Business Studies with Chinese (undergraduate)

University of Abertay Dundee
tel: +44 (0)1382 308000
fax: +44 (0)1382 30887

Bath University
MA/Diploma in Interpreting & Translating in East Asian languages
Foreign Languages Centre
Bath BA2 7AY
tel: 44 (0)1225 323-844
fax: 44 (0)1225 323-686
flc @

Birmingham University
Chinese can be studied as a minor language in the
BA in Modern Languages degree.

Centre for Modern Languages
Miyoko Yamashita

Bristol University
Centre for East Asian Studies (postgraduate)


Centre for East Asian Studies
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol, BS8 1TN
tel. 0117 954-5577
Emma.Holland @

Cambridge University
The Department of East Asian Studies
offers full undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Chinese Studies

Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA
tel: (0)1223 335-106
fax: (0)1223 335-110

Durham University
Durham is introduced a new multidisciplinary BA in Chinese Studies from October 2011. Chinese translation is taught as part of an MA in Translation at MLAC. SGIA with its  Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies and the Dept of History both offer China related teaching and PhD supervision.

MLAC, Elvet Riverside
New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT
tel: 0191 334-32201
fax: 0191 334-3221


Edinburgh University
The Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies offers full undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Chinese Studies. See also the joint Master of Chinese Studies with Glasgow, and the University of Edinburgh's Confucius Institute for Scotland

Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies
8 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
tel: 44 (0)131 650-4227
fax: 44 (0)131 651-1258

Glasgow University
MSc Chinese Studies 12 months F/T course including 8 weeks in China; MSc  International Politics (China) 12 months F/T; The Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research coordinates social science research on China at Glasgow.

Professor Jane Duckett
Tel: 0141 330 2871

University of Central Lancashire (Preston)
Chinese offered as joint or minor in BA Combined Honours and as part of an MA in Interpreting & Translation. Clicl here for link to undegraduate courses.

School of Languages & International Studies
Fylde 032, UCLAN, P
reston, PR1 2HE Tel: +44 (0)1772 893130

Hull University
See details at:

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
University of Hull
Hull,  HU6 7YH

Lancaster University
Lancaster Centre for Management in China provides research and delivery of programmes relevant to the needs of Chinese managers, and recruits students from China.

Lancaster Centre for Management in China (LCMC), Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster LA1 4YX, UK
Tel: 01524 594-059
chinacentre @

Leeds University
East Asian Studies department offers a full ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Chinese. The Centre for Chinese Business and Development offers postgraduate degrees, information and consultancy services. The White Rose East Asia Centre offers research and postgraduate training on China.

Department of East Asian Studies
Leeds LS2 9JT
tel: 44 (0)113 233-3462
fax: 44 (0)113

The Open University

Offers part-time distance learning course in beginners’ Chinese in the Department of Languages. It can be studied as part of a qualification or as a standalone module.


Dr Kan Qian, Head of Chinese, Department of Languages, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK

Tel:  +44 (0)1908 858874