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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

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 maximize the benefits of their learning.

The programme aims to:

  • develop and extend students’ knowledge of key aspects of Chinese culture;
  • deepen students’ understanding of Chinese culture;
  • enhance students’ appreciation of Chinese culture;
  • broaden students’ knowledge of cultural heritage and its management in China;
  • build foundation for students’ further research on Chinese culture and teaching Chinese culture in schools.


Upon the successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:

(1) Professional competence of specialists/ leaders of a discipline/ profession

  • appreciate the relevance of Chinese thoughts and values to the modern world in their daily life;
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the roots and development of Chinese culture;
  • express a deep understanding and appreciation of the forms and spirits of Chinese culture;
  • understand the importance of cultural heritage;

(2) Strategic thinking

be able to integrate discrete domains of knowledge for analysis and for formulating action to solve problems, conduct independent research and think holistically;

(3) Lifelong learning capability

develop interest in Chinese culture and be equipped with skills to explore the complexity of Chinese culture on their own.

Recognition & Prospects

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$160,200.00 (16,27,387) per year
HK $5,340 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

A Bachelor's degree (in any discipline) from an institution that is recognised by PolyU.

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 following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;
An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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