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What will I learn?

Master of Arts in Language Studies provides comprehensive knowledge about language and prepares students for special applications of linguistic analysis to problems arising from the students’ particular interests, careers and concerns. With focus on different dimensions of language, it has prepared graduates for a range of jobs which require good language skills and for further studies in linguistics.

In order to fulfill the graduation requirements, students of the programme are required to take five core courses and either

  • two electives and a dissertation; or
  • four electives (without a dissertation).

Classes will be delivered on weekdays, and/or weekday evenings, and/or Saturdays.

The programme is designed with build-in flexibility. Students may choose to do:

  • part-time study over a period of two academic years;
  • full-time study over a normal period of one year. With the approval of Programme Director, students can request to extend their study period to a maximum of three part-time years.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$99,900.00 (10,10,622) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor's degree for admission to a Taught Postgraduate degree programme; English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based); or IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450.

For international students

Applicants should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
  • a qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Applicants are expected to have advanced competence in spoken and written English. If English was not the medium of instruction in their first degree, applicants are required to provide evidence of good English proficiency. At least one of the following minimum scores or standards has been achieved:

(i) IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or
(ii) TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based); or
(iii) CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 500; or
(iv) Grade D in AS Use of English (HKALE); or
(v) Level 4 in English Language (HKDSE).


Mature students and other candidates who lack the above qualifications may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. The courses on offer are available to external students from other universities.

Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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


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