Chinese Studies is a balanced course that develops both your language skills and your understanding of how China works. The language teaching is intensive but we teach Chinese from scratch, so you don't need previous experience. The course gives you special insights into China's rapidly developing economy, its growing political influence and rich culture. Your study will extend to Taiwan, and you'll develop a critical appreciation of a range of contemporary issues. You'll spend your second year at the University of Nanjing, one of China's leading universities, where you'll study more advanced material. Your third and fourth years back at Sheffield will refine your skills in speaking, writing and understanding Chinese.