Master of Arts in Chinese Studies

Course Duration: Full-Time: 2 – 5 years; Part-Time: 3 – 7 years

Inheriting the tradition of Sinology, the teaching and research fields of The Master of Arts in Chinese Studies cover ancient and modern Chinese language, literature, history, philosophy on one hand, and break through the model of traditional disciplines on the other hand, incorporating emerging disciplines such as Chinese Ethnics Studies, Malaysian Chinese literature, Chinese-Japanese-Korean literature, Southeast Asian culture, and Comparative between the East and the West.

Courses of Study

Students may opt for the programme on either a full-time or part-time basis. Students are required to complete 15 credits (equivalent to 3 courses), including 6 credits of core courses, and 9 credits of research-based Thesis.

• Research Methodology in Chinese Studies (3 credits)
• Directed Readings and Research (3 credits)
• Graduation Thesis* (9 credits)
*A candidate who is unable to complete his/her dissertation within the specified time can be issued “dissertation in progress” and can repeat the same subject until he/she successfully complete the dissertation.

Career Opportunities

• Educator at a university or college
• Researcher
• Manager/Supervisor in a related field
• Advancement in current career

Entry Requirements

• A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent; or
• A professional qualification from a recognised professional body; or
• Other recognised equivalent qualification; or
• A Bachelor’s Degree not meeting CGPA of 2.75 with at least five years of relevant working experience

Other Related Courses

Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Studies)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Chinese Studies
Diploma in Chinese Studies
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