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English Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The Master of Arts in the field of English Studies (MA) offers candidates with a good grounding in English Studies the opportunity to participate in an innovative programme that explores latest developments in literary, cultural and linguistic theory. 

About

The curriculum has a cross-cultural focus designed to take advantage of Hong Kong's historical, geographical and political position. Each course considers different theories, languages and literatures of cross-cultural exchange, especially with respect to East-West and post-colonial thinking. The programme includes courses in Cross-cultural Theory, Cultural Semiotics, Travel Writing, World Modernism, The Politics of English, and Global Fictions.

Programme Structure

The main prerequisite for this programme is a solid background at BA level in writing critical essays on language and literature. Much of the theory will be new and the programme will begin at the beginning and assume no prior knowledge of it. However, reading in some of the theories used in the programme, such as theories of language and communication, semiotic theories, Orientalism, post-colonial theory, theories of globalisation and cross-cultural theory, is recommended as preparation.

In addition to regular classes, students are expected to spend at least 3.5 hours a week on reading and preparation. Candidates will be required to pass a take-home final examination after completion of the third semester. In the fourth semester, students produce a dissertation of 10,000-15,000 words under the guidance of a supervisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (one year, with evening lectures and seminars usually on Mondays and Wednesdays, combined with daytime courses)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time (two years, with evening lectures and seminars usually on Mondays and Wednesdays)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with good honours with a major in English or a closely related subject from a recognised university.
  • An entrance examination and interview may be used to ascertain the most suitable candidates.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20574 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Local Students
  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 161,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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