Chinese and Management, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
  • English, Chinese (Mandarin)
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The Chinese and Management programme at the University of Leeds is aimed at students who see Chinas role as a rising economic superpower as both an opportunity and a challenge, and who want to ensure they are China ready.


The Chinese and Management programme at the University of Leeds is aimed at students who see Chinas role as a rising economic superpower as both an opportunity and a challenge, and who want to ensure they are China ready.

Youll also take Chinese language classes at a level appropriate for you and choose from a range of optional modules to develop your knowledge of China, the wider East Asian region and the international business world. You could study Chinese politics, human resource management, Japanese business and much more.

This programme will suit both UK and non-UK students wanting to engage with the growing markets in which Chinese interests are present, as well as Chinese students seeking practical and strategic management expertise alongside an insight into how China is perceived by the outside world.

Leeds University Business School and East Asian Studies are leading centres for research, offering complementary expertise in the region. East Asian Studies has enjoyed over 50 years of history at Leeds. In addition to the academic strengths that have accrued over, this time, we have developed an extensive and active international network of alumni. Leeds is also home to very substantial and world-renowned specialist library collections.

Programme Structure

Course content
Core modules will provide you with intensive research training, developing your understanding of research methods and building the skills to complete your dissertation. Youll work with your supervisor a specialist member of our teaching staff to complete this independent research project which focuses on a topic of your choice.Youll also take intensive language classes at the right level for you in Chinese, Japanese or Thai we teach all three languages from beginner level, but if you already have some knowledge of the language youll be able to study at a more advanced level. If youre a native Chinese speaker, youll be exempt from this requirement and choose extra modules in East Asian Studies instead.To complete the programme, youll select from a wide range of optional modules to explore topics that suit your interests or career plans. Youll maintain some variety with modules in business and management studies as well as Chinese culture, politics or history you could study topics as diverse as cross-cultural management, Japanese politics, Chinas relationship with the developing world and gender and equality.
Learning and teaching

We use a range of teaching and learning methods to help you benefit from the expertise of our tutors, including lectures, seminars, online learning, tutorials and workshops. Language classes may also include practicals and computer classes to develop your skills.

However, independent study remains an important element of this degree as a chance for you to develop your skills and explore topics that interest you.

Youll also experience a range of assessment methods, depending on the modules you choose. These may include exams and essays as well as presentations, literature reviews, project work and in-course assessment among others. Language modules may also include different forms of assessment such as translation tests.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject.
  • Other relevant qualifications or work experience will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
International qualifications
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee


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