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Graduate Certificate in Arts (Chinese)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Note: Not all courses are available every year
  • Not available for international students

Develop your oral and written Chinese

With the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Chinese), you can study Chinese without completing a second bachelor’s degree.

Find out more about the Graduate Certificate in Arts parent structure.

What is it like?

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Chinese) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to gain knowledge of Chinese. You can then go on to a postgraduate qualification in Chinese if you wish.

Learn a globally relevant language

China has emerged as a major player in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. New Zealand increasingly looks towards the Chinese-speaking world in overseas relations and trade. New Zealand is a multicultural society and home to a substantial number of ethnic Chinese who speak Chinese as their first language. 

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Chinese) focuses on skills in oral and written Chinese. You can take language courses from beginner to advanced level. Alongside the language courses you can choose from a variety of cultural courses that examine topics such as Chinese history, society and film. Cultural courses don’t require any knowledge of the Chinese language.

A good fit if you:

  • Already have a bachelor’s degree and want to expand your horizons
  • Wish to develop an understanding of Chinese language and culture
  • Are interested in pursuing postgraduate study in Chinese


You’ll be in demand

Increasing numbers of skilled graduates in Chinese are needed to work in areas such as diplomacy, healthcare, international business, secondary teaching and tourism. With the skills you’ll gain from Massey’s Graduate Certificate in Arts (Chinese), you’ll be in demand.

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