MA Programs in Chinese

Compare 5 Masters of Arts in Chinese

A Master of Arts degree, also called an MA, is a graduate degree that is usually given after advanced study in a particular field. Applicants to such programs usually have an undergraduate degree, often in the arts as well.

What is an MA in Chinese? More than just learning how to read, speak and write the language more naturally, a master’s degree in Chinese usually provides students with the context within which the language developed. That is, the history, culture, philosophy and literature of the people who speak it may also be delved into. Depending on the program, students may have the opportunity to take electives in more than one Chinese language such as Cantonese or Hokkien.

The study of any language can help to increase a person’s communication skills, useful in all careers and personal life. Developing culture sensitivity can help one understand people better in general. Language study also helps develop new neural pathways, allowing for greater mental flexibility.

There are a variety of factors that can affect the cost of an MA degree, such as the institution that one attends as well as where in the world it is. When comparing programs, students should be sure to review any additional fees above and beyond tuition costs.

A graduate with an MA in Chinese may find work in a number of positions such as a translator, interpreter or teacher. The types of companies and organizations that may require someone with this ability include corporations that do business with or have branches in China, government departments, and universities. Within these companies, with the right skill set or experience, one may also find work as a public relations specialist or a marketing consultant.

There may be many online and on-campus opportunities all over the world for achieving an MA in Chinese. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is highly relevant if you are currently or looking to teach Chinese to speakers of other languages. [+]

MA Degrees in Chinese. Overview

This course is highly relevant if you are currently or looking to teach Chinese to speakers of other languages.

You will join our diverse and vibrant learning community of second and foreign language education, primary, secondary and higher education and take the journey of developing a career in the fast-growing area of Chinese language education in the UK or the wider world.

This course is suitable for Chinese language teachers keen to build on knowledge and experience, and for teachers of other subjects intending to move into this field, as well as those interested in course design, management or teacher training, both in the UK and internationally.... [-]


MA Chinese Language Learning and Teaching

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London

If you are pursuing intensive research-related and practice-related training for a career in Chinese language learning or teaching, this programme offers a firm grounding in theory and practice of language learning and teaching; as well as in research methods. [+]

MA Chinese Language Learning and Teaching

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

If you are pursuing intensive research-related and practice-related training for a career in Chinese language learning or teaching, this programme offers a firm grounding in theory and practice of language learning and teaching; as well as in research methods.

You will study general areas of linguistic inquiry (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure, if you have not previously studied linguistics). You will also study how linguistic inquiry informs second language acquisition and language teaching. You will also learn about teaching Chinese in higher education.... [-]


MA in Chinese Language and Culture

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

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 in Language and Linguistics, Chinese

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at the Master’s level. You will have access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at Master’s level. At the Centre for Languages and Literature, you will have access to the most modern resources for research and education.

You will study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation, such as English, French, German, Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, Rhetoric, Cognitive Semiotics, Phonetics and General Linguistics.

All Master's students partake in the obligatory courses common to all specialisations while simultaneously deepening their knowledge in their specialisations’ own courses. The programme thus combines a broad and sound base in advanced linguistics with an expertise in your own specialisation.... [-]


Double Master of Arts in Chinese Language with Peking University

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years August 2018 Singapore

We are one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language, and a major centre in the Southeast Asian region. Taking the perspectives of both globalization and regionalization [+]

Double Master of Arts in the Chinese Language with Peking University

Welcome to the Department of Chinese Studies, NUS.

We are one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language, and a major centre in the Southeast Asian region. Taking the perspectives of both globalization and regionalization, we strive to combine the strengths of Classical and Modern Chinese Studies in promoting research and study in such key areas as Chinese linguistics, Chinese literature, Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, and Chinese-English translation. We have a strong, active interest in Southeast Asian Chinese in particular, exploring its various sociological, historical and cultural dimensions. We have established close ties of exchange and collaboration with academic institutions worldwide, not only in terms of individual interaction but also through academic publication and conference organization.... [-]