The School of East Asian Studies at Sheffield is well known for its excellent language training. We teach Chinese from scratch, so you don’t need previous experience. And you will be taught by native speakers in small groups. Language teaching is balanced with modules on the culture, politics and economy of the two countries. You will spend your second year at Nanjing University, one of China’s best universities. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Sheffield among the top ten Russell Group universities for languages and cultures. The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, where you will spend roughly thirty per cent of your time, also teaches in small groups. The course is a bold first step towards a career in South East Asia. All over Europe there are great opportunities for graduates who understand the region, its languages and cultures. Russian speakers are in demand too. Our graduates work in government and diplomacy, media, the arts, and international business.