Master of Art Degrees in Chinese Studies

Compare 5 Masters of Arts in Chinese Studies

A Master of Arts is a degree often used as a follow-up for a Bachelor of Arts or a precursor for a PhD. This graduate-level degree can take one or two years to complete as a full-time student and often centers on the humanities or social sciences.

What is an MA in Chinese Studies? It is a graduate-level degree that focuses on the region of China. Most programs look at the modern and contemporary side of the country, but some may delve into ancient China. The courses available to scholars vary from school to school but could include Chinese language, modern Chinese film and theater, Chinese literature, ceramics in Chinese culture, culture and society of China, art and archaeology of the Silk Road, China and international politics, and Chinese law. Lectures, research, discussions and projects may be used throughout the program.

Not only does an MA in Chinese Studies give participants a better understanding of the history and culture of the region, but it can also provide students with a greater cultural awareness that allows them to thrive anywhere in the world. Scholars may also learn how to solve problems and communicate better, which can lead to a more successful career.

The tuition for any MA program can vary greatly from one school to the next. Often, the location of the school and the duration of the program play a big role in the cost of a degree.

An MA in Chinese Studies can lead to a variety of careers, but a student’s prospects may depend greatly on his or her previous education. For example, a person with a BA in Business may be able to use an MA in Chinese Studies to become an international business consultant. Other potential career options include Chinese translator, marketing specialist, public relations coordinator, student support administrator, lecturer, professor and diplomat.

Universities around the world may offer online and on-campus courses of an MA in Chinese Studies. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form to learn more.

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MA in Chinese Language and Culture

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to learn the Chinese language. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as academia, consulting, government, business, non-profit, or education. [+]

The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to learn the Chinese language. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as academia, consulting, government, business, non-profit, or education.

Being in the heart of the nation’s capital, our program allows students the opportunity to interact with many leading organizations, business headquarters, consulting firms, and government and media agencies based in DC. Students can enrich their learning experiences with additional activities:

Visiting the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, State Department, World Bank, IMF, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, the Chinese Embassy, and many world famous places in DC. Working with government agencies or non-profit organizations to complete a capstone project or MA thesis on China-related topics Working as a volunteer or an intern to gain professional experience in CCTV-Washington Station, Asia Society, or Asia-related education programs at museums Attending talks, seminars, and conferences at the nearby universities and centers, including GW Sigur Center’s lectures and talks on China and Asia. Building a professional network to support career opportunities. Degree Requirements ... [-]

MA Chinese Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Chinese Studies provides an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of the wide range of disciplinary approaches to the study of Chinese societies available at SOAS. [+]

MA Chinese Studies

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

Students who take this degree come from many countries and have a wide variety of academic backgrounds. While some wish to broaden their previous studies or experience of China, others approach the course without having a Chinese element to their first degree, but with a desire to focus their previous training on the region.

The MA Chinese Studies provides an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of the wide range of disciplinary approaches to the study of Chinese societies available at SOAS. The main emphasis is on modern and contemporary China, although it is also possible to study aspects of pre-Modern China.In addition to the courses on offer, students develop their own particular area of specialisation by writing a dissertation in their major discipline.... [-]


MA Advanced Chinese Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

The two-year MA Advanced Chinese Studies offers comprehensive language-based training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. [+]

MA Advanced Chinese Studies

Duration: 2 Year Full Time

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

The two-year MA Advanced Chinese Studies offers comprehensive language-based training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Students on the programme take four taught modules at SOAS during their first year, including team-taught core modules provided by a range of SOAS China experts. In addition, students take a text-reading seminar, allowing them to integrate their Chinese reading skills into their disciplinary studies, or an approved language-based module. Further modules can be selected from available disciplines including Anthropology, Art and Archaeology, Cinema, Cultural and Regional Studies, Economics, History, Law, Literature, Music, Politics, and Study of Religions.... [-]


MA Sinology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Sinology is designed to provide a training in advanced Chinese literature and documentary sources for those who already have a knowledge of Chinese (both classical and modern) to a level equivalent to that attained by the end of the 3rd year Chinese BA at SOAS. [+]

MA Sinology

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours (or equivalent) in Chinese

Subjects Preferred: Chinese

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

Students are expected to have a degree of at least upper-second class level or equivalent and to have proved to our satisfaction that they have a competence in Chinese equivalent to at least the level reached by the end of our third year BA Chinese course. The degree is designed either as an end qualification in itself or to prepare the student for more advanced graduate work (MPhil/PhD).... [-]


MA Chinese Studies (Literature Pathway)

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature. This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literature of China. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory. For students on this programme, the dissertation must be on a subject in Chinese Literature. [+]

MA Chinese Studies (Literature Pathway)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only).

Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent). Incoming students will be expected to have completed at least the equivalent of two years of undergraduate Chinese language study.

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature.

This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literature of China. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.... [-]