1. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the principal language systems of English (sound, semantics, discourse and lexico-grammar) and their interrelatedness;
2. show an awareness of contextual variation in English across a range of modes, genres and settings;
3. demonstrate a profound understanding of how English functions in educational and professional contexts and communities;
4. demonstrate a deep understanding of advances in theory, research and practice in their chosen specialism;
5. apply a repertoire of methodologies, approaches and tools to analyse language and communication in settings relevant to their specialism;
6. plan, conduct and report on empirical research into issues and problems relating to the acquisition and use of English for educational and/or professional purposes;
7. show an advanced understanding and appreciation of a wide range of literary and imaginative texts and events;
8. work independently and collaboratively to analyse and resolve theoretical issues and practical problems relating to the use of English in their chosen specialism;
9. apply critical and creative thinking skills strategically in educational and workplace contexts; and
10. continue to engage in lifelong learning and professional development through inquiry and reflection on professional practices.
- Practical Communication Strategies I
- Practical Communication Strategies II
- English as an International Language
- Intercultural Communication in Business
- Multimodality and Semiotic Studies
- Aspects of English-speaking Cultures
- Critical Language and Cultural Studies
- Research Design and Methods
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Initial Registration Credits
- 3 for local students
- 5 for non-local students
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in an area of specialism, with English having been the medium of instruction;
- A minimum of two years of relevant post-qualification work experience;
- A very high standard of competence in both written and spoken English;
- Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements:
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test;OR
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections;OR
- A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level.
International19710 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 657 USD per credit during 12 months.
National13890 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 463 USD per credit during 12 months.
- HK$3,600 per credit (for local students)
- HK$5,100 per credit (for non-local students)
Living costs for Hong Kong
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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