Chinese develops your understanding of contemporary China, an increasingly important global economic power. At postgraduate level you can focus on Chinese translation, linguistics and language teaching.

Areas of study

Postgraduate programmes in Chinese are available for students who are interested in linguistics, translation or teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The teaching experience and research of academic staff in Chinese linguistics and language teaching are extensive.

You can study Chinese in the following programmes:

Career opportunities

Our graduates have careers in international organisations, NGOs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other areas of government. You might also work for a multinational company or a New Zealand company in Asia, or within New Zealand's Asian communities.

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