M.A. On Campus

Literary and Comparative Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University

12 months
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The MA in Literary and Comparative Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University aims to provide students the opportunity to explore literatures in English, activate experiential learning, conduct independent research, and present their findings in a comparative and globalized context. 


Key Features

The research-enriched curriculum is designed to strike a good balance between global and local literary studies. Students take methodology-based core courses that examine classic and contemporary critical theories and literary texts in relation to ideas in larger contexts, such as world literatures, global modernisms, comparative literature and the arts. 

They are also required to take research-driven elective courses that highlight current major themes that affect the global and local communities, and how these themes are mediated in literary texts. Students can also take part in the workshops, seminars and postgraduate conference organized by the department. They are also given the opportunity to do a Master’s thesis as the culmination of work for the MA.

The Literary and Comparative Studies program from Hong Kong Baptist University strives to deliver the best student experience by emphasizing experiential and multimodal learning. Students will complete media-enriched projects, take part in outdoor activities and study tours, with a view to enhancing their abilities to think out of the box, develop cross-cultural understanding, engage with different peoples and communities, and apply their knowledge to real-world issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Theory
  • Global Modernisms
  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • World Literatures in Modern Times
  • Comparative Literature and Arts

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants applying to the MALCS Programme:

  • should hold a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a recognized university or higher education institution; or a qualification deemed to be equivalent;
  • may be interviewed in order to elicit further information such as eligibility, interest, motivation, communication skills, language proficiency, and maturity.

Tuition Fee

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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