1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)
3 for local students
6 for non-local students
HK$3,600 per credit for local students
HK$5,100 per credit for non-local students
Dr Peng Gang
Notes to Applicants
This is an advanced programme of intellectual training in modern Chinese linguistics that is geared to Hong Kong society with relevance to various professions.
The programme aims to convey a rigorous body of up-to-date knowledge in linguistics, and strives to link that knowledge to the natural language situation in Hong Kong. More specifically, the programme facilitates linguistic insights that are related to the use of Chinese in Hong Kong, to sensitise students to the theoretical implications of the practical linguistic problems that are faced by professional users of Chinese in Hong Kong, and to enhance their abilities to approach and solve such language-related problems from a background of expert knowledge.
This programme is listed as a Recognised Language Major Degree Programme (Chinese Language) by the Education Bureau.
Students are required to take 10 subjects (30 credits), of which 4 must be Compulsory Subjects and the remaining 6 Elective Subjects.
Media of instruction:
The media of instruction are Chinese and English.
Core Areas of Study
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cbs/web/en/programmes/all_programmes/17/?cid=23&did=27&tag=4.
(The above subject list is subject to revision.)
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
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