Ph.D. On Campus


The University of Edinburgh

36 months
21150 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Chinese program at The University of Edinburgh is a doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research


Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors.

We have particular strengths in:

  • classical and modern Chinese literature
  • modern Chinese culture
  • media
  • the performing arts and film
  • ancient Chinese philosophy and religion
  • modern Chinese politics and society

Facilities of the Chinese program at The University of Edinburgh

Based in the Main University Library, the Centre for Research Collections is unique in the UK, bringing together:

  • a collection of more than 400,000 rare books (including Chengtze's 1440 Book of Changes)
  • six kilometres of archives and manuscripts
  • the University’s collections of art, historical musical instruments and other objects

Notable collections include the East Asian Studies Collection of some 50,000 print and digital resources, the vast majority of which are in the Chinese language.

Programme Structure

Training and support

This programme includes optional training on research skills, methods and problems, including those specific to Chinese/Asian Studies.

You will find a further range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills with support from:
  • the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC)
  • the Careers Service
  • the Institute for Academic Development (IAD)

You will also have access to the University’s fantastic libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject.
  •  We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

PhD PT fees

  • International - £10,575
  • Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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