12 months
8627 USD/year
4068 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Chinese Studies (Coursework) programme from University of Malaya offers a wide range of specialized themes about classical and modern China and the Southeast Asian Chinese.


It provides an interdisciplinary approach to produce knowledgeable graduates in the field of Sinology in order to mobilize and contribute to the community and national development. 

This Chinese Studies programme from University of Malaya is designed to accommodate fresh graduates and industry practitioners to enable them to acquire new knowledge and increase their competitiveness to fulfil the increasing demand in the field of Sinology.

Career Opportunity

  • Educator
  • Research officer 
  • Academic member (Higher Institution) 
  • Marketing / Management Officer
  • Writer / Freelancer 
  • Media workers (Publishing manager / Editor / Reporter) 
  • Curator 
  • Translator  
  • Diplomat 
  • Language planner in advertisement and travel company
  • Manager in hotel and conglomerate company from China

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology for Chinese Studies
  • Classical Chinese Literature
  • Contemporary China
  • Mahua Literature
  • Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Chinese Linguistic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from University of Malaya with CGPA 3.0 or above or equivalent qualification from other institutions approved by Senate; or
  • A bachelor’s degree from University of Malaya or equivalent qualification from other institutions approved by Senate with a minimum of three (3) years of working experience; and
  • Fulfilled the language requirement of English, Chinese and Malay language.
  • An interview will be conducted if needed.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8627 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8627 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4068 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Local: RM 18,200
  • International: RM 38,600

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /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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