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Course code: ARTS
CAO/PAC code: MH101
Points: 310
QQI: Yes click here for details
Closing date: 01 July 2024
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A wide range of subjects including Chinese language, culture, society and history are covered in this course.

Chinese Studies is offered at two levels, one for absolute beginners and one for those who already have some prior knowledge of the language.

  • In third year you will have the exciting opportunity to study in one of Maynooth University’s partner universities in China. This will improve your language ability, foster intercultural competence and help you to acquire the skills and confidence that you need in today’s job market. Throughout your year abroad Maynooth University’s International Office and Beijing office staff will be there to support you.
  • Learning Chinese connects you to over 1.3 billion speakers of Mandarin Chinese worldwide.
  • As Ireland rapidly expands its trade in goods and services with China, there is a growing demand for graduates with strong Chinese language skills and an understanding of Chinese society and culture.
  • The introduction of Mandarin Chinese as a curricular subject for the Leaving Certificate examination means that there is an emerging need for teachers of Chinese at post-primary level.
  • At Maynooth University you have the opportunity to study Chinese along with a wide variety of other subjects. You can choose subjects you are familiar with or entirely new ones! Learning Chinese provides a window to understanding the world. Learning about the Chinese language, culture and society will help you to acquire new skills and develop unique interests that will be of considerable value to you in your future career. These skills and interests will make you stand out from the crowd and enable you to be more competitive in the global market.
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