Chinese Studies, M.Litt. | Maynooth University | Maynooth, Ireland
12 months
14000 EUR/year
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The Chinese Studies programme from Maynooth University offers research degree opportunities for students with specific interest in the fields of Chinese language, literature and culture.

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The research profiles of staff members are varied, covering cultural and literary analysis with particular emphasis on: Chinese nationalism and quest for national identity; the conflict and communication between China and the West; China’s sport policy and practice; Chinese martial arts; comparative philosophy; philosophy in literature; Chinese Buddhism. Students can graduate with the MLitt degree or, provided that their research is deemed of appropriate standard by the School Research Student Progression Committee, they can transfer into the structured PhD programme in Chinese Studies .


The MLitt in Chinese Studies programme from Maynooth University equips students for a number of career paths. These include: teaching at various levels (including university), economic and cultural exchanges between China and Ireland (or Europe), school management, business, politics, publishing, materials’ development, adult education and support, further study to PhD level. The PhD in Chinese Studies at Maynooth University offers a tailored follow-on programme to the MLitt.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Research Skills 1: Data Collection
  • Professional Certificate In Postgraduate Teaching & Learning : Tutors & Demonstrators    
  • Innovation And Research Commercialisation
  • Research Funding Application    
  • Issues And Strategies In Contemporary Modern Language Studies
  • Professional Certificate In Postgraduate Teaching & Learning : Tutors & Demonstrators

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA in Chinese Studies (with at least a II.2 degree respectively), or equivalent.
  • Students who do not hold an MA or equivalent qualification (only admitted in exceptional cases) may be required to take modules from the SMLLC MA programme. Students may, in consultation with their supervisor and the Head of School, take additional MA modules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /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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