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What will I learn?

Objective

The M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History stresses the importance of a global perspective in the study of history, achieved through comparative and cross-cultural research methods. An understanding of such an approach is essential to the study of Integrated Humanities or Liberal (Arts) Studies.

This programme strives to help students:

  • Appreciate Hong Kong’s people and culture.
  • Learn more about modern China, particularly in the context of China’s development as a rising world power.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities relating to globalization.
  • View Chinese history through global lens, and likewise understand global events from a Chinese perspective.
  • Apply historical knowledge to contemporary issues.

Highlights

  • Course selection flexibility: students are offered maximum freedom in their choice of courses.
  • A bi-literate (Chinese and English) and tri-lingual (Cantonese, Putonghua and English) learning environment.
  • Cultivation of creativity and originality: emphasis on cultivating student’s ability to conduct original research.
  • Studying method and examinations place less emphasis on memorization.
  • Fieldwork is an integral part in the study of History. Students have many opportunities for conducting field research in Hong Kong, on the Mainland or in overseas countries throughout the academic year.
  • Non-credit based overseas study tour(s) will be organized each year.
  • Academic Advisory System: Every student will be assigned an academic advisor providing general supervision on studying and adaptation to the University.
  • A choice of daytime, evening and Saturday courses is available.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$110,000.00 (11,12,797) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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