48 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Chinese Studies programme at the Maynooth University offers research degree opportunities for students with specific interest in the fields of Chinese language, literature and culture. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The research profiles of staff members are varied, covering cultural and literary analysis with particular emphasis on: Chinese nationalism and quest for national identity; the conflict and communication between China and the West; China’s sport policy and practice; Chinese martial arts; comparative philosophy; philosophy in literature; Chinese Buddhism.


The Chinese Studies programme at the Maynooth University equips students for a number of career paths. These include: teaching at various levels (including university), advisory functions in economic and cultural exchanges between China and Ireland (or Europe), business, politics, publishing, materials’ development, adult education and support, further study at postdoc level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation and Research Commercialisation
  • Research Funding Application
  • Professional Certificate in Postgraduate Teaching & Learning: Tutors & Demonstrators
  • Approaching the Past
  • Professional Skills - Thesis Completion and Career Development
  • Academic Writing Module
  • Conference Organisation
  • Work-based Placement
  • Research Placement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA in Chinese Studies (with at least a II.2 degree respectively), or equivalent.
  • Students who do not hold an MA or equivalent qualification (only admitted in exceptional cases) may be required to take modules from the SMLLC MA programme. Students may, in consultation with their supervisor and the Head of School, take additional MA modules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • Part-time EU: 4,330 Euro

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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