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Master of Arts (MA) in Ethics and Public Affairs


Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee HK$100,000/programme (2-year Part-time: HK$66,700/1st academic year, HK$33,300/2nd academic year)

Cut Off Date 21 Aug 2020

Year of Entry 2020 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start DateFull-time: 25 Sep 2019
Part-time: 3 Jan 2020

Application Deadline1st round: 31 Jan 2020
2nd round: 30 Apr 2020
Final round: 30 Jun 2020 (non-local)
                       21 Aug 2020 (local)

Programme DirectorProf KWAN Kai Man

Programme Office (852) 3411 5822  

Selection Process
  1. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed should the Programme Board deem it necessary.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
  1. To enable students to develop multiple interpretive perspectives (religious and philosophical) on perennial and contemporary issues in different contexts of public affairs.
  2. To help students appreciate and respect diversity within modern society in order to assess and handle conflicting values in critically informed and creative ways.
  3. To help students further develop and reflect on their own values, so that they will be able to justify their own decisions, judgments and convictions, and so become informed and responsible citizens in their community, nation and the world.
  4. To equip future secondary school Liberal Studies teachers with subject knowledge of most modules.
  5. To stimulate the students’ interest in, and a reflective understanding of, public affairs.
  6. To enhance awareness and knowledge of the value dimensions of discourses on economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and environmental affairs.
  7. To provide a transition to the eventual pursuit of further studies in various disciplines.

Programme Structure

Programme Elective Stream 27 units
Foundation Courses 6 units
Required Courses 18 units
Elective Courses 3 units
Dissertation Stream 27 units
Foundation Courses 6 units
 Required / Elective Courses 15 units
Dissertation 6 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 2019/20 for details of the list of courses.


Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess:

  1. a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or comparable institution; or
  2. a qualification deemed to be equivalent.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s degrees were obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  1. 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  2. an overall band score of 6.0 in IELTS; or
  3. a score of 450 in the College English Test band 6 (CET-6) of China.
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