Philosophy, M.A. | Part time | The Chinese University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
24 months
7388 USD/year
7388 USD/year
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Philosophy course offered at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has to do with reflective thinking on fundamental aspects of human existence. 


The conception of the Philosophy course offered at The Chinese University of Hong Kong began as part of a strategic plan prepared by the Department of Philosophy in 2000. As the plan observed, there was a growing interest among Hong Kong people in in-service staff development and in the new ideal of ‘lifelong learning’, advocated around that time by the Education Commission of the Hong Kong government, and philosophy could play a role in meeting the needs generated by such an interest and the ideal.  

Students at Philosophy course offered at The Chinese University of Hong Kong will:

  • get vigorous training in reflective thinking on those aspects from a philosophical point of view.
  • look at and think through cultural and social issues.
  • be thinking for the purpose of self-understanding: ‘Know thyself’; and philosophy as such is at the core of liberal education and requires no justification beyond the intellectual satisfaction and rewards it brings. 
  • extend this service to members of the larger community who are willing to be served.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Guided Study in Philosophical Problems
  • Pre-modern Chinese Philosophy
  • Issues in the History of Chinese Philosophy
  • Confucianism
  • Taoist Philosophy
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Eastern Philosophy
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • Modern Western Philosophy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a bachelor's degree, 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 educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    7388 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7388 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7388 USD per year during 24 months.

HK$58,000 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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