Cultural Studies, Master | Lingnan University | Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
12 months
15039 USD/year
13127 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Commended for its inter-disciplinary approach and emphasis on learning in a regional and international context, Lingnan University’s Master of Cultural Studies (MCS) programme is not specific to one career or profession. Rather, it aims to teach and inspire students to be well-rounded global citizens, with the holistic knowledge and soft skills to succeed in any profession or area of life.


According to feedback, the Master of Cultural Studies programme from Lingnan University, typically exceeds student expectations. In the year’s graduate survey, respondents identified three key elements/aptitudes with particular relevance for work and daily life. These were critical thinking skills, the ability to solve problems independently, and multi-perspective thinking skills.


The main learning outcomes of the MCS are fully aligned with Lingnan’s mission of enabling students to think, judge, care and ultimately act responsibly in the changing circumstances of Hong Kong, the region and the world.

“On completing the programme, graduates are able to better analyse and evaluate the complex processes of cultural work and production today,” Prof. LEUNG says. “They also learn to identify and assess the constraints, potential new challenges, and emergent problems in the rapidly changing contemporary context.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives in Cultural Studies        
  • Critical Thinking through Popular Culture            
  • Pedagogy and Cultural Studies                  
  • Methods in Cultural Research 
  • History in Cultural Studies                   
  • Film and Television Culture 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a relevant bachelor's honours degree; or
  • have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
  • have achieved an outstanding level of attainment or high distinction in relevant professions.
  • Applicants should demonstrate proficiency in English; and
  • An applicant whose degree or, exceptionally, an alternative qualification deemed equivalent is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15039 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15039 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13127 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time: HK$51,500
  • Full-time (Local): HK$103,000
  • Full-time (Non-local): HK$118,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 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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