Course Description


Teaching and research in Chinese Studies at Maynooth University is focused on culture, society, history and literature rather than on business and commerce. Research includes the role of sport in the making of modern China and modern Ireland, Chinese Cinema and national identity and how Western thinking reshaped traditional Chinese knowledge.

The MA in Chinese Studies aims to provide students who already have a background in Chinese language and culture at undergraduate level with an opportunity to specialise in the area of cultural and literary analysis with particular emphasis on the conflict and communication within the Sinosphere (mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) and between China and the West.

Students will learn to read, interpret and translate a wide range of Chinese-language texts; build an understanding of the rapid cultural, economic, political and social transformation of China and the social, philosophical and ideological thoughts of Chinese social theories; and apply these theories to particular problems, issues and phenomena in Chinese society.

CollegeMaynooth University
Course LocationMaynooth, Kildare
Course CategoryChinese, Languages
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsCandidates must have obtained a 2.1 honours degree in Chinese Studies. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Minimum Chinese language requirements: HSK Level IV or equivalent.
Carear PathThe programme was designed for Chinese studies graduates who want to pursue a professional career in the field of Chinese-EU (and Irish) relations in political, economic, business, diplomatic, pedagogical, historical, cultural and related fields.
Phone01-474 7183
Course CodeMH70A
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1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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Maynooth University
1 Floor School of Education
North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare
Republic of Ireland
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