Postgraduate study and research in Chinese

We offer a full range of postgraduate programmes in Chinese, from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Postgraduate Diploma in Arts to the Master of Arts and PhD.

Courses are taught by staff who specialise in areas such as:

  • Linguistics, including dialects and language diversity
  • Overseas Chinese, including Chinese New Zealanders
  • Contemporary popular culture, including films
  • Modern literature
  • Modern history
  • Contemporary politics, including the role of NGOs

Find out more about postgraduate study in Chinese.

Read about recent MA thesis topics.

Resources for postgraduate study

The University of Auckland has one of the top Chinese-language library holdings among Australasian universities. 

Senior postgraduate students have opportunities to work as Graduate Teaching Assistants. This is a great way to fund your study and gain valuable teaching experience in a tertiary environment.

Postgraduate careers

Our graduates are in demand as New Zealand’s engagement with Asia broadens and deepens. They work in corporations, government departments and universities, applying their language and culture skills.

Meet some of our students and graduates.

PhD students

You will be supervised by our researchers and have access to a range of resources to assist you in your academic and professional development. These may include graduate teaching assistantships, scholarships, funds to cover direct research costs and access to library and computing facilities.

We look forward to your contribution to the intellectual life and research profile of Chinese.

Find out about current PhD students.

For more information on the PhD