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English (Applied English Linguistics)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

12 months
14432 USD/year
14432 USD/year
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The MA in English (Applied English Linguistics) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is an intensive one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) taught postgraduate programme.


We offer a wide range of applied linguistics courses which enable students to use their knowledge about linguistics to achieve some purpose or solve some problems in the real world. 

By the completion of the programme, students will have explored in detail the essential areas of enquiry in applied linguistics and will be able to apply such knowledge to real language use. 

With a higher level of critical thinking skills and the professional knowledge of applied linguistics, our graduates will get a better chance to advance in education, business and mass media sectors. 

Our graduates’ ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English also becomes their invaluable assets in the overall competitive job market.

Why study with us?

The MA in English (Applied English Linguistics) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong distinguishes itself from other programmes in the field with the following distinctive features:

  • Renowned international teaching staff with local expertise;
  • Highly focussed courses on aspects of the English language;
  • English-only medium of instruction;
  • All courses are assessed by 100% coursework;
  • Scholarships for outstanding students;
  • Convenient schedule with classes on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings;
  • A library with an excellent applied linguistics collection, including a rich database of electronic resources;
  • Graduates are eligible for the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers by SCOLAR and for exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement (English Language) by the Education Bureau;
  • Exemptions may be granted upon approval to those with relevant postgraduate qualifications.

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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should

  •   normally possess a good honours degree in English or a language-related field;
  •   display a strong interest and basic knowledge in applied linguistics;
  •   submit a 500-word statement about their interests and goals related to postgraduate study in applied linguistics.

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English, or

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14432 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14432 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Full time: HK$112,000 per year
  • Part time: HK$56,000 per annum

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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