University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
Contemporary Chinese Studies
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Why study here?

After almost 30 years of rapid economic growth and social development, China has become a powerful player in our global economy. In fact, China has become the world’s second-largest economy and an increasingly influential player in international affairs. The school aims to educate a new generation of leaders with a thorough understanding of China and its international impact.


We’re a dedicated and dynamic group of staff and students, and you’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of all aspects of contemporary Chinese society through research-led, interdisciplinary teaching. By studying at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China you will gain a leading international degree while studying in one of the world’s most dynamic countries.

We aim to conduct cutting-edge and thought-provoking research in disciplines of social sciences and the humanities on contemporary China, focusing on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research that is intellectually and methodologically robust.

Our degrees

Our degrees are taught by some of the leading experts in Chinese Studies who have extensive experience of China and a wide range of interests and disciplines.

The focus is one acquiring a deep understanding of contemporary China and learning skill-sets which have never by in such demand by top employers.

Learning environment

The University is committed to providing high-quality teaching and a well-equipped and supportive learning environment.

Focusing our efforts on excellence in the education experience we deliver for our students is a key priority. Our approach to enabling this is through putting students at the centre of the education experience at the University.



The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies is committed to undertaking and promoting advanced interdisciplinary social sciences research into key aspects of the rapid changes currently underway in China.

Staff members are widely published in books, book chapters, and international peer-reviewed journals.