What our students say...
Soo Yun Jung, Year 2, Chinese Studies
"My time in Manchester has so far been the best in my life and this is largely thanks to the Chinese Studies Department who have made the degree enjoyable, challenging yet very much gratifying. I am so excited for my remaining 2 years here!"
Cassandra Phillips, Year 1, Chinese Studies & German
"I can't be happier about my course. Chinese is very challenging but I enjoy every aspect of the language. The department has very good staff and excellent teachers to help you make those 4 years of studies a wonderful experience!"
Matthew McGrath, Year 1, Modern Language & Business Management (Chinese)
"I find Chinese immensely challenging! Each lecture stimulates my intellectual curiosity to further heights and the great enthusiasm that is projected from the department staff reinforces this curiosity. All the staff are extremely amicable and supportive of your learning and it really does feel like you're part of one big unified family. I'm really happy to be part of such an excellent department and couldn't see myself anywhere else!"
Kevin Jungnitsch, Year 2, Modern Language & Business Management (Chinese)
"Chinese language is a difficult foreign language to learn. Nevertheless, undertaking the challenge is a highly rewarding experience. At Manchester you will receive all the support and expertise you need to reach your goals. Best of all, the classes are kept small, which allows for an accommodating, quality learning environment. I'm personally looking forward to my year abroad in China."
Francesca Blaney, Year 4, Chinese Studies & French
"The Chinese department has always been very approachable and willing to try to improve the course at any point in time. For example, we asked to have debating sessions based on an article we had read for homework...and now that forms a big part of our oral class. It's refreshing to be heard and have teachers willing to act on our concerns."
Maurice Engel, Year 4, Chinese Studies
"One of the best things that happened to me at Manchester was being rejected from studying Japanese alongside Chinese. There is so much to cover in the four years, but a few of the courses have been essential in demystifying China and creating a much more informed view of its people and culture."
Mathew Mills, Year Abroad, Chinese Studies
"Studying Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester has both broadened and deepened my understanding of China and the world as a whole. Not only have I had the opportunity to develop my Chinese language skills, the modules that I have chosen have also enabled me to view China from the perspective of its literature, film, history, politics, religion, cultural traditions and society. As well as being varied and immensely fascinating, the course has helped to enhance my analytical abilities and provided me with a host of skills that I feel will benefit me in my future career. As a mature student who came to university after many years away from academia, I can say that deciding to come study Chinese Studies has been both worthwhile and fulfilling."