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M.Phil in Chinese Studies 中国研究(哲学硕士/研究生文凭)

Develop the skills you need to launch your global career
一个发展你的全球职业生涯所需技能的研究生课程

 

Apply now for September 2019. Contact us with your application queries.

Programme at a glance
Key dates
Entry requirements
Scholarships
Careers
Further information

 

 

Designed for those with a global mindset, this intensive taught Master's degree in Chinese Studies offers a unique opportunity for you to engage deeply and critically with China today, and provides a solid and rigorous grounding for your career aspirations. Delivered by expert faculty as well as regular guest speakers, this programme will develop the skills necessary to succeed in an international environment. It is available as a one-year, full-time programme or a two-year, part-time programme.

此课程为那些渴求发展全球性思维的同学量身定制。该授课型硕士课程提供了一个可以深入理解并辩证性的看待当今中国的独特机会,并且为学生们今后的职业生涯打下了坚持的基础。本课程的教学团队包括该领域的专家学者以及会邀请工商界的佼佼者作为特邀嘉宾来学院里做讲座。该课程旨在培养学生们在国际环境中取得成功所必须的技能。此课程有一年全日制或两年非全日制课程可选.

  • Apply online. The deadline is 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered on request, please email tcas@tcd.ie.
  • For further application information please see our full guidelines here including information on course fees.


Our Master's degree in Chinese Studies is principally aimed at students with a primary degree in humanities or social science subjects. No prior knowledge of China or Chinese is necessary. The programme produces agile and employable graduates equipped with the analytical and methodological skills for future careers requiring a strong knowledge of contemporary China, and provides a unique opportunity to undertake subject-specific study and research training in the context of contemporary China. You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. Opportunities for further doctoral research are available. The flexible structure allows students to fast-track their Mandarin language proficiency, or to focus instead on the areas of history, politics, society and culture, or indeed to combine language studies with other subject-specific modules. Modules typically include: Modern Chinese History, Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics, Chinese Translation in Practical Contexts, China in Comparative Perspective, Business and Economy of Contemporary China, Mandarin at four different levels, and more. 

The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies offers you:

  • Elite, tailor-made programme
  • Flexible design shaped by your career interests and Chinese language ambitions
  • Small class size, taught by world-class faculty
  • Regular guest experts invited to speak from business, trade and industry
  • The chance to study at a premier university in the heart of vibrant Dublin
  • Two-year visa extension for non-EU M.Phil. in Chinese Studies graduates to seek employment in Ireland
  • Exceptional alumni and employer networks

Programme at a glance

  • The programme involves six taught modules (three core, three elective) and a research project. Full-time students take three modules over two terms, the research project is prepared during the third term. Part-time students take three modules each year over two years
  • 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
  • Weekly lunchtime Mandarin conversation group and reading group
  • Active community of professionals, practitioners and researchers, with many China-focused extramural events running throughout the year
  • In-country or in-culture experience available through the Experience China module, delivering a four-week internship in a Chinese or China-related organisation in a Chinese-speaking country, in Europe or in Ireland.
  • Consult the full timetable here
  • Browse the course handbook here (includes full module descriptions & course regulations)

Key dates

  • Application deadline 30 June 2019 
  • The induction course for all incoming M.Phil. students in Chinese Studies will be held during Freshers’ Week in September 2019, during the week beginning 2 September 2019
  • Teaching lasts for 12 weeks in two terms, Michaelmas term and Hilary term. The first teaching term, Michaelmas term, will begin on Monday 9 September 2019. The academic year runs until the end of August, the dissertation deadline is the 31st of August each year.

Entry requirements

  • Apply online. Offers are issued on a rolling basis, so it is important to apply early. The deadline is 30 June 2019Late applications may be considered on request, please email tcas@tcd.ie.
  • For further application information please see our full guidelines here including information on course fees.
  • The M.Phil. Course Coordinator Ning Jiang and our admissions team (tcas@tcd.ie) are available to help you with any aspect of the application process. Please email or call us with your questions (+ 353 1 896 4282). You are also welcome to visit us in person if you are in or near Dublin during the application process.
  • You will be asked to supply the following information during your online application:
    • Details of your undergraduate degree (min. 2.1 result or international equivalent)
    • Proficiency level in English for non-native speakers who have not studied through English at undergraduate level
    • Two academic references, or one academic and one professional reference for applicants from a professional background.

Scholarship opportunities

  • Eoin and Cliona Murphy Scholarships in Chinese Studies 2019/20. Eoin and Cliona Murphy Scholarships are awarded annually to two candidates accepted for the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies programme. The value of each scholarship is €3,000. All applicants who have accepted an offer are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Please email tcas@tcd.ie to apply for the scholarship.

    North/South Postgraduate Scholarships encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction.  Each year, Universities Ireland offers four scholarships, each worth €15,000, including for taught Master's programmes. We encourage eligible candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree in Northern Ireland to apply for this scheme. The scholarships are open to all eligible students, regardless of place of birth or nationality

Career Services

Trinity's dedicated career development team provides help in identifying your ideal career path in China-related fields, and delivers tailor-made workshops and consultations. Alumni have access to an exceptional network of employers across the world. Graduates from Trinity are among the most employable in the world, according to the 2015 Global Employability University Rankings. The university offers a bespoke careers service for all international students and students enrolled in our taught postgraduate courses, including opportunities and pathways for graduates in Chinese Studies. All international students registered at Trinity may apply for an extension to their student visa for two years, starting on the day upon which they receive their final results. This allows you to remain in Ireland and to seek full-time employment in Ireland for two years after your Master's degree - an outstanding opportunity for you to kickstart your career here. Students in Chinese Studies are assigned a dedicated Careers Consultant to help you reach your full potential.

 

More information Please contact us with your queries about the degree by emailing our admissions team at tcas@tcd.ie. Call us on + 353 1 896 4282.

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"Doing the M.Phil in Chinese Studies has been one of the best experiences of my life. I was fascinated by the idea of doing Master's on such a contemporary area in a university with such history and reputation. Our department pulses with the energy of doing something ambitious, unique and new. The teaching body is made up of staff with incredible experience, some working on the newest issues in China. There is an atmosphere of expertise, care and growth."

Barbara Lecis, M.Phil. in Chinese Studies graduate (2017)

“来圣三一大学选择学习中国研究这个硕士课程是我一生中最棒的经历之一。在这样一所历史悠久和声誉卓著的大学里,学习如此具有当代性的一门课程,我觉得自己非常幸运。这个课程使我雄心勃勃、并具有独特和创新的思维能力。课程的教学团队都有着非常资深的实践工作经验,并且有一些来自中国目前最前沿的工作领域。这样的学术氛围让我可以得到更多的帮助和引领。”

Barbara Lecis 2017级中国研究硕士学生

 

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"The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies here at Trinity College provides everything a student could wish for, an academic team always ready to help you grow, and a world of possibilities in the heart of a pulsing city! The course is structured so that students can really challenge themselves in an incredibly stimulating environment. My academic skills have developed greatly, and I have also made exceptional friends here.  The team is always available for help. I chose Trinity because it is a research-intensive university, ranked top in Ireland, and I have not been disappointed in any way. The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies offers modules about contemporary China, analyzing different aspects of this great, complex country. One of the best experiences I will ever have!"

Chiara Mastronardo, M.Phil. in Chinese Studies student

“圣三一大学的中国研究硕士课程为学生们提供了他们所期待的一切。在这里,教学团队会随时给学生们提供帮助; 圣三一大学优越的地理位置,你会发现生活和学习在一个充满活力的城市中心,是有着无限的憧憬和可能性的。这个课程的学习氛围非常棒,你会发现自己在一个催人奋进的环境中,不断挑战自己。通过这个课程的学习,我的学术水平有了很多的提高,并且我在这里交到了很多特别的朋友。我之所以选择都柏林圣三一大学是因为它是一个研究型大学,科研实力很强,并且它在爱尔兰所有大学中排名第一,在全世界也非常有声望。中国研究硕士课程致力于当代中国的研究,从不同方面去学习理解这个伟大却又复杂的国家。在这里的学习经历是我人生中最棒的经历之一。”

Chiara Mastronardo中国研究硕士学生