1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)
6 for local students
12 for non-local students
HK$4,150 per credit for local students
HK$5,340 per credit for non-local students
Dr Tsui Kai Hin Brian
BA(Hons), MA, MPhil, PhD
Subjects are mainly taught in Chinese (Putonghua supplemented by Cantonese). English sessions may also be offered.
The MA in Chinese Culture is a student-oriented programme with advanced courses of study focusing on Chinese culture. It offers students a methodological foundation for studying Chinese culture as well as a wide range of courses in different areas of Chinese culture to address their needs and interests and to maximise the benefits of their learning.
The programme aims to:
Upon the successful completion of the programme, students should possess the following:
(1) Professional competence equipping them to become specialists in/leaders of a discipline/profession.
They should be able to:
(2) Strategic thinking
(3) Lifelong learning capability
This multidisciplinary programme develops and extends students’ knowledge of key aspects of Chinese culture, empowering graduates to pursue further study and excel in workplaces where a broad, humanistic understanding of China is prized. With China’s increasing importance, graduates can expect to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the programme when making contributions to the government, economy and society of Hong Kong, the rest of China and the world.
For the MA Non-Dissertation Option
Total: 10 taught subjects (30 credits)
For the MA Dissertation Option
Total: 7 taught subjects (21 credits) + MA Dissertation (9 credits)
Students can choose to graduate from the programme with an exit award - the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) - by completing 18 credits:
Total: 6 taught subjects (18 credits)
Core Areas of Study
Core Area 1: Society and Culture (核心範圍一：社會與文化)
Core Area 2: Religions and Thought (核心範圍二：宗教與思想)
Core Area 3: Literature and Arts (核心範圍三：文學與藝術)
Other Free Elective Subjects and Thesis (其他自由選修課及論文)
The programme structure listed above is subject to revision/change without prior notice.
Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the departments concerned*. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.
* For applicants with qualifications obtained in Taiwan, a pass in the High-Intermediate level or above in the GEPT may be considered as having fulfilled the English language requirements. Please contact the Academic Registry at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact:
Dr Tsui Kai Hin Brian (徐啟軒博士)
Tel: (852) 3400 8951
Ms Lucy Wong (黃露斯女士)
Tel: (852) 3400 8927
The Department of Chinese Culture
Tel: (852) 3400 8946
Fax: (852) 2334 3747
Address: HJ631, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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