Considered one of the most important global languages, studying Mandarin will provide invaluable insights into Chinese culture, history and society. You’ll also get the opportunity to travel overseas to improve your language skills with native speakers.
Competitive edge: boost your employability with knowledge of another language
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Careers in this field include work in:
- community and government organisations
- community health organisations
- the communications industry
- the education sector
- ethnic affairs associations
- foreign affairs departments
- multicultural organisations
- tourism associations
- translation services.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
There are international opportunities ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months. Be it big or small, take the chance to study overseas.
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) and Diploma of Languages Chinese (Mandarin)
Learn the language faster in the real world
Take the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers. In-country language programs are available if you’re studying Chinese as a major sequence.
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Research with us
By the time you’ve finished your undergraduate degree, you may have developed a few interesting thoughts of your own you’d like to look into in more detail. A higher degree by research could be for you.
Recent Deakin research
A study on Australian university students' motivation of learning Chinese
Yuzeng Xu and Guo-qiang Liu examine students’ learning motivation behind Chinese language.
Flexible study, no matter your course
In addition to our language Diplomas, languages can be studied as a major or minor sequence within the Bachelor of Arts and as a major within the Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar). On top of this, a language may be able to be studied across many of Deakin’s other courses.
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