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What will I learn?

The MA degree in English Literary Studies will deepen students’ understanding of the various genres of literature as well as enhance their critical thinking skills; it will also develop their understanding of the range of structures and ideas found in the finest English-language writing. By being given opportunities to explore literature analytically as well as creatively, students can further their educational and career objectives in all fields requiring knowledge of the intricacies of the English language. The English Department has an internationally renowned Literary Studies faculty and The Chinese University of Hong Kong contains excellent facilities, including library resources.

The MA in English (Literary Studies) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is an intensive taught programme, one year for full-time students and two years for part-time students. This programme is intended for those who have had some exposure to the study of literature written in English and who have a strong interest to attain deeper understanding of the English language and of the intellectual and artistic traditions of English-speaking cultures.

The MA in English (Literary Studies) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong distinguishes itself from other programmes in the field with the following distinctive features:

  • Renowned international teaching staff with local expertise
  • Convenient schedule with classes in the evenings
  • Many libraries resources
  • A green and serene campus

Graduates are eligible for the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers by SCOLAR and for exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement (English Language) by the Education Bureau.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$105,600.00 (10,72,735) 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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