Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin

Chinese Studies

The M.Phil. programme offers the opportunity to engage with key aspects of contemporary China, including its political and economic landscape, modern history, society, popular culture and language. Given China's economic impact and international reach, this course equips its graduates to engage deeply with contemporary China. The multidisciplinary nature of the course can accommodate students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Programme at a glance
• The programme involves six taught modules (three core, three elective) and a research project. Full-time students take three modules during each of the two terms over one year, and the research project is prepared during the third term. Part-time students take three modules each year over two years, and the research project is prepared during the third term of the second year
• Modules are assessed through a combination of presentations and written assignments
• The dissertation project allows you to showcase the knowledge you have gained in Chinese Studies by specialising in a particular area
• A wide range of optional Mandarin language classes and support, catering for all students from complete beginners to advanced learners
• Active community of professionals, practitioners and researchers, with many China-focused extramural events running throughout the year.

Chinese Studies (M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.)
Course Code: DPTLS-CHST-1P09

Chinese Studies (M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.) - Full-Time
Course Code: DPTLS-CHST-2F09

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Admission to this course is at graduate level, and applicants will hold a good honours degree (minimum II.1, or a GPA of 3.5, or equivalent from another country) from a recognised university. Applicants must also satisfy the University's English language requirements.

The course is designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds.
A background in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is helpful but not a requirement.

The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies is designed to provide a multidisciplinary introduction to the discipline of Chinese Studies without requiring any specific prior knowledge of China or Chinese language proficiency.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023


1 year full-time

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Career Opportunities
Our graduates have pursued diverse careers including at the UN, at multinational corporations, and in local government.

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  • Qualification letters

    M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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