Master of Arts (MA) in Literary and Comparative Studies
Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Tuition Fee Local students: HK$103,950/programme; Non-local students: HK$114,750/programme
Cut Off Date 24 Jul 2023
Year of Entry 2023 September
Funding Nature Self-financed
Application Start Date5 Oct 2022
Application Deadline 7 Jun 2023 (non-local)
24 Jul 2023 (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.
Mature students and other candidates lacking the above qualifications may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. A qualifying examination may be required.