The PhD in Chinese Studies offers research degree opportunities for students with specific interest in the fields of Chinese language, literature and culture. 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.
September (or other agreed time)
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.
Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.
Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850
The student, in consultation with his/her supervisor, will devise a research plan. It is advised that students also avail of the opportunity to take Language Specific modules (CN610, CN 620), Generic / Transferrable Skills modules (GST11, GST13, GST15 or other) and / or Subject-specific / Advanced Specialist modules (any of the CN84X modules, e.g. CN840, CN841 or CN842).
Modules to the value of at least 30ECTS over the duration of the programme can be taken form the following offerings:
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.