Chinese Studies

Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-european students
Language poficency requirements :
  • French: B2

The Chinese studies program focuses on improving the Chinese language levels of students during the Master’s 1 and 2 years, through lessons provided jointly by the teachers-researchers of the ENS de Lyon and the team of the Institute of East Asia (UMR 5062 of the CNRS).

Academic and sinological training

  • Teaching conditions favoring intensive teaching in small groups: 12 hours of language courses per week on the two semesters of the Master’s 1 and the first semester of Master’s 2 for classes of up to 6 students. 
  •  A wide choice of guidelines for Chinese Studies: Philosophy and Literature, Chinese law, China's economic and social history, urbanism, migration and demography, work sociology, political science, etc. 
  • The possibility of broadening the cultural horizon to other societies in the Asian world with initiations to the language and civilization of Japan and Vietnam. 
  • Research training in many disciplines of the humanities and social sciences in collaboration with the other sections and departments of the ENS de Lyon: Literature, Sociology, linguistics, philosophy, geography, history, cinematography, etc.

Part of the program taught in French / English

80% of the courses are taught in French, 20% in Chinese

Career opportunities after this course

  • Teaching professions 
  • Researcher, teacher-researcher 
  • Professions in translation, publishing, journalism, animation and cultural management in organizations in France and abroad, and in large companies  

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