Lingnan University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
14192 USD/year
12256 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Lingnan University’s MA in Chinese equips students with an advanced knowledge and deep understanding of modern Chinese literature, culture and creative writing The Master of Arts in Chinese programme also builds the skills in research and writing required for further development.


The Chinese programme from Lingnan University  is designed for Chinese language and literature lovers who want to advance their careers, progress to a higher level of postgraduate study, or simply broaden their knowledge and understanding of modern Chinese literature, says Professor Mary WONG Shuk-han, Associate Professor of Department of Chinese at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. 

The programme also enables students to master Chinese-language copywriting and creative writing skills.


The Master of Arts in Chinese programme covers more than just Chinese literature. It offers a wide range of compulsory and elective courses which include disciplines like literary criticism, creative writing, film studies, and comparative literature. The research methodology is geared to hone the students’ theoretical and practical capabilities. Creative writing is another focus of our programme, it makes our students familiar with various writing skills, cultures and bring reflections on their daily lives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodology of Literary Studies and Literary Theory 
  • Directed Thesis
  • Practical Criticism
  • Special Topics in Classical Chinese Literature
  • Special Topics in Modern Literature in Chinese
  • Creative Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Identity card, passport, or travel document
    • Transcripts
    • Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL), if needed [Applicants may submit results of CET-6 as supplementary information]
    • Graduation certificates/ Bachelor's degree certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14192 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12256 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local students: HKD 95,000
  • Non-local students: HKD 110,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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