Diploma in Chinese

Diploma in Chinese

Course information

Course title Diploma in Chinese
Course code UDCHNPTE
Postnominal Dip. Chin.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Wei Chen
Dennis Mizzi
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
China is one of the fastest developing economic powers in the world with a massive population and with an inevitable influence on the world. It is very clear that various areas in trade, economy, business and culture must seriously take China into account. The Diploma in Chinese offers you the following training, development and skills:

1. A thorough grounding in the basics of the structure and grammar of the Chinese language through exposition and constant exercises both in class and at home. Some courses in Chinese Culture will also be offered.

2. The ability and knowledge to read and interpret Chinese texts and holding conversations in Chinese.

This Diploma Course will also offer you the following transferable skills:

1. A well-trained mind, with an attention to detail to execute your duties with clarity and precision.

2. An advantageous position as a trade contact liaising between Malta and China.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 1,800
Fee per semester: Eur 450

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 4,250
Upon successfully completing the Diploma in Chinese, you should:
• Have a command of the basic Chinese characters.
• Be able to hold simple conversations in Chinese.
• Read unsophisticated Chinese texts.
• Communicate in basic Chinese when communicating with a native or learner.
• Follow conversations through your refined auditory sensations of the language.
If you are a prospective student for this course coming from government departments, business companies and are interested in the orient due to the great importance of China on the world theatre of economy, business, trade, industry and cultural exchange, then this is the ideal course for you.
By the end of the course, you will be able to work as a trade contact between Malta and China. You will also be employable in the international job market, where you will be able to use your acquired proficiency of the language. Further studies are also available by transferring to an undergraduate course in Chinese offered by the Faculty of Arts in the University of Malta or in a foreign institution abroad, provided that the necessary requirements are met.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 30 September 2021

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