Masters degrees in Chinese Language & Literature equip postgraduates with the skills to critically analyse and understand the history, development and usage of various linguistic systems in China as well as the literary works and traditions developed within them.
Related subjects and postgraduate specialisms include Chinese Studies and Chinese-English Translation. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Languages and Literature or Cultural studies.
Courses in the Languages and Literature of China offer a breadth of research topics to postgraduates. With a rich internal history and influences from countries such as Korea, Japan and Mongolia there is a large variety of linguistic and literary traditions to explore.
For example, your course may include analysis of both traditional and modern Chinese literature in a variety of languages including Mongolian, Mandarin and Han language.
Many postgraduates opt to specialise in a particular area of the field, such as investigating the historical developments of modern literary traditions from their roots in Classical Chinese, or even learning to translate Chinese into other languages for various purposes.
Careers may include roles in academia and publishing, journalism, public relations and even international or foreign policy.