A wide range of subjects including Chinese culture, politics and history are covered in this course and the programme is designed for absolute beginners so you don’t need any prior knowledge of Chinese to study Chinese Studies.
There is a growing demand for graduates with a knowledge of Chinese language and culture and at Maynooth you have the opportunity to study Chinese along with up to three other Arts subjects in first year. You can choose subjects you are familiar with or choose 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 in
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|EMMWD||Multimedia and Web Development|
|BACXX||Administration - Construction|
|EFTVP||Film & TV Production|
|CNSSX||Networks and Software Systems|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Between second and final year you will have the opportunity to study at our partner universities in China. This will improve your language ability, foster intercultural competence, and help you to acquire the confidence and skills that you need in the job market.
As a graduate of Chinese Studies at Maynooth you are in a prime position to take advantage of the existing links between the two countries. Your language skills and knowledge of Chinese culture will open doors for you in international trade and commerce, international relations and diplomacy, business, politics, or the media. Many language graduates also enjoy rewarding careers in EU institutions such as the European Commission.