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Religious Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
14574 USD/year
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About

Considering religion an integral part of human life, thought and culture, the Religious Studies programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong advocates a critical and comparative perspective to the study of multifarious religious phenomena and a sympathetic understanding of people’s religious experience.

Overview

 

Emphasis on experiential learning is a distinctive feature of our Programme. Since religion is a living phenomenon in our society, fieldwork constitutes a core learning activity for students to integrate religious theory and application, and to gain a greater understanding of the daily religious practices of people, both locally and overseas. 

Over the past years, students participated in a large number of field trips organized either by individual courses or research centres to visit religious sites in Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Malacca, Japan, Portugal and so forth.

Outcome

The Religious Studies programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong being principally not career-oriented, most graduates in the Graduate Exit Survey strongly agree with the question: “The Programme has provided me an excellent foundation for my life-long learning”. Students recognize and affirm the Programme’s main objective of heightening their cultural and religious sensitivity, as well as critical and analytical skills, which lay a solid foundation for their lifelong learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Religious Studies
  • Religion, Heritage and Context
  • Studies on Chinese Buddhism
  • Popular Religion in China
  • Taoist Thought
  • Spirituality and Religious Congregation
  • The study of Islam
  • Hindu Visions of Divinity
  • Studies Of Humanistic Buddhism
  • The Hebrew Bible in Contexts

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 28 February (1st round)
  • 24 April (2nd round)

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

24 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree (major subjects are not restricted), normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • Graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B”; or
  • Completed a course of study in a tertiary education institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree; and

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14574 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14574 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Full time: 113,000 HKD by 2 installments
  • Part time: 113,000 HKD by 4 installments

Funding

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