|Year of Entry
||Full-time: 1 year;
Part-time: 2 years
|Minimum No. of Units Required
Applicants may be interviewed in order to elicit further information such as interests, motivation, communication skills, language proficiency, maturity and suitability.
Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
|Programme Director||Prof. Terry YIP|
The MA programme in Literary and Comparative Studies (MALCS) offers students the opportunity for focused study while devoting the entire heft of the curriculum to literary studies in a global and comparative context. This global focus offers a discernible and distinctive character to the Programme, and it resonates with the ethos of HKBU — an ethos that places learning within an internationalised context while at the same time according the utmost importance to the needs of the individual learner.
MALCS offers an academically rigorous programme balancing content and methodology-based core courses with research-driven elective seminars based on teaching colleagues’ own research. It aims to provide students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree in English literature, or equivalent qualification(s), with the opportunity to test out their intellectual potential in a well-supported, research-intensive environment, and seeks to equip them with high-level skills and qualifications necessary for pursuing further advanced research degrees.
The emphasis of the MALCS Programme is to produce quality graduates with demonstrable English language competencies and highly-regarded scholarly credentials. In particular, the Programme examines literatures against their intellectual, historical, social, political, and transcultural contexts. Structured and yet flexible, the taught element of the Programme combines well-designed core courses with the opportunity for students to choose from a broad slate of electives. Overall, the MALCS curriculum is informed by interdisciplinary approaches and cross-cultural themes — concerns that are immediately relevant to the academic positioning of the English Department, the Arts Faculty and the University as a whole in the broader Hong Kong context.