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What will I learn?

Introduction

Intercultural Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong covers topics ranging from Media and Society, Class and Identities, Gender and Queer, Science and Post-humanism, Ecological and Animal rights issues. The program incorporates a variety of perspectives and traditions between disciplines of literary theories, history, philosophy, film studies, critical theories, science and technology. We encourage students to adopt interdisciplinary perspectives to interpret contemporary cultural phenomena and representations. Students will develop sophisticated understanding of social change and power in everyday life through studying various cultural texts, popular cultural forms, new media and digital practices. It aims to equip students with the analytical skills, critical awareness and sensitivity needed to meet the challenges of a world of increasing divides and conflicts.

Programme Objectives

The programme was introduced in 1999. The Programme encourages students to adopt interdisciplinary perspectives to interpret contemporary cultural phenomena and representations. The programme aims to train students to develop sophisticated understanding of social change and power in everyday life through studying various cultural texts, popular cultural forms, new media and digital practices. This programme is designed to cultivate a new generation of cultural workers and experts for the skills, sensibility, and criticality needed to promote cultural diversity, enhance social justice, and support community building.

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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