Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.
|Year of Entry||2017|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Intermediate Award||Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese; Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese|
|Mode of Programme||Combined †|
|Class Schedule||Weekday daytime/evenings. According to the University schedule. Evening classes normally start at 7:00pm.|
|Indicative Intake Target||150|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||30 (MA), 24 (PGD), 12 (PGC)|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years|
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time: 2.5 years; Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
Dr MA Ka Fai
BSc in Psychology, National Taiwan University; M.A. in Social Sciences, University of Chicago; Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
+852 3442 2054 (Phone)
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To be eligible for admission, you must:
In addition to the University General Entrance Requirements, applicants are expected to meet the following specific Chinese language requirement:
(a) have satisfactorily completed at least one tertiary level Chinese course of 30-hour or more which includes substantial written Chinese elements ; or
(b) have obtained a grade D or above in HKALE AS-level Chinese Language and Culture, or equivalent.
Applicants who cannot produce documentary evidence of (a) or (b) will be required to take an admission test in Chinese language writing and reading and attain a standard comparable to that set for (b). They must pass this admission test to satisfy the above specific requirement.
The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese and/or Putonghua). Applicant's proficiency in both Cantonese and Putonghua would be an advantage as there are no Cantonese and Putonghua training courses in the programme.
Priority will be given to those with one or more years relevant work experience.
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
The medium of instruction is Chinese (Cantonese and/or Putonghua) unless otherwise specified. The specific spoken language to be used will be indicated in the University's Master Class Schedule before the start of a semester/term.
Common Core Courses (6 credits)
Stream Core Courses (15 credits)
Stream A: Chinese Language and Literature (15 credits)
Stream B: Chinese for Educational and Professional Purposes (15 credits)
(Select 5 courses out of 6; the remaining 1 course can be taken as Programme Elective)
Programme Electives(1)(2)(3)(9 credits)
1. Programme Electives are open to all students.
2. Students must take 9 credits from Programme Electives.
3a. Stream A students can select Stream B Core Courses as Programme Electives;
3b. Stream B students can select Stream A Core Courses and one Stream B Core Course as Programme Electives;
*The medium of instruction is English/Chinese.
#The on-campus language of instruction is English. The off-campus language of instruction will depend on the predominant language used in the off-campus setting.
PGC students can take any 4 courses (except CAH6507 Master's Project).
PGD students must take 2 Common Core Courses and 5 designated stream Core Courses plus 3 credit units from Programme Electives.
MA students must take 2 Common Core Courses and 5 designated stream Core Courses plus 9 credit units from Programme Electives.
† MA in Chinese (Chinese Language and Literature) has been approved by the Vetting Committee of the Education Bureau (EDB) to be included on the list of language major degrees for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR).