Master of Arts (MA) in Literary and Comparative Studies
Faculty of Arts
Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Tuition Fee Local students: HK$115,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$126,950/programme
Cut Off Date 24 Jul 2024
Year of Entry 2024 September
Funding Nature Self-financed
Application Start Date9 Oct 2023
Application Deadline 5 Jun 2024 (non-local)
24 Jul 2024 (local)
Programme Director Dr KI Magdalen
The MA in Literary and Comparative Studies (MALCS) 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. These emphases give a distinctive character to the Programme and reflect the 2020 vision of HKBU—a vison that purports to promote world class research and deliver the best student experience.
The MA Programme 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.
Students can opt for the full-time or part-time study mode to suit their interests. If pursuing the degree full-time, students will complete 27 units in one academic year; if part-time, students will complete the same number of units in two academic years.
|Units Requirement||27 units|
|Required Courses||15 units|
|Elective Courses||9 - 12 units|
|Master's Project (optional)||3 units|
|Study Curriculum||The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.|
Applicants applying to the MALCS Programme:
- should hold a bachelor’s degree (BA) from a recognised university or comparable institution; or a qualification deemed to be equivalent.
Language Proficiency Requirement
Applicants whose first degree is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should:
- At least one of the following minimum scores or standards have been achieved: (i) a score of 6.5 in IELTS*; (ii) a TOEFL iBT (internet-based testing) score of 79*; (iii) Grade D in AS Use of English (HKALE); OR (vi) Level 4 in English Language (HKDSE).
- be able to communicate in English at an advanced level.
*Note: Test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter. TOEFL iBT Home Edition or IELTS Indicator test is not accepted.
Mature students and other candidates lacking the above qualifications may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. A qualifying examination may be required.
- The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
- Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.