M.Phil. On Campus

English (Applied English Linguistics)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

24 months
5425 USD/year
5425 USD/year
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The M.Phil. in English (Applied English Linguistics) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong offers training in applied linguistics research. The required course in theoretical linguistics includes a survey of phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic analyses, as well as historical linguistics with specific reference to English.


Key points

The required courses in applied linguistics cover the major interdisciplinary branches of language studies that address practical language-related problems: psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and second language learning/acquisition. 

Students are also required to take a course in research methods in which they develop their research proposal. 

In addition, the English (Applied English Linguistics) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong provides electives on current applied linguistics in such areas as curriculum design and materials preparation, discourse and pragmatics, second language pedagogy, evaluation and testing, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), second language classroom research, intercultural communication, and second language writing. 

Students are expected to seek an understanding of language related problems in their research, which should lead to original contributions to the field of applied linguistics. 

This programme is intended for those who have a good undergraduate degree in a language-related field and have a strong interest in applied linguistics research. M.Phil. students with an outstanding performance may, upon completion of their M.Phil. course work, be recommended for advancement to the Ph.D. in Applied English Linguistics programme, subject to the approval of the Graduate Panel and the Graduate School.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Linguistics 
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • Language and Intercultural Communication 
  • Corpus Linguistics 
  • Curriculum Design and Materials Preparation 
  • Evaluation and Testing 
  • Second Language Classroom Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should normally possess an honours degree in English or a language-related field.  Applicants with a good honours degree in subjects other than English may also be considered.  
  • All applicants must satisfy the Graduate Panel that they have an adequate standard of English and have a strong interest in Applied English Linguistics.  
  • A year (or more) of relevant professional experience is helpful.
  • Please submit an 800-word research proposal.

Tuition Fee

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    5425 USD/year
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    5425 USD/year
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  • 42,100 HKD per year

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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