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What will I learn?

The Chinese Studies MPhil programme in the Centre for China Studies is devoted to advanced research training in the interdisciplinary study of Chinese history, literature, religion, culture and society. The programmes are conducted in English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a multilingual community uniquely committed since its establishment to the study of Chinese culture in an environment of academic freedom.

The MPhil programme offer students:

  • A devoted group of faculty advisers, encompassing one of the largest, most diverse collection of China scholars in the world;
  • A multilingual Chinese community at a university uniquely committed to the study of Chinese culture;
  • A university library system offering the best resources for Chinese scholarship in the world;
  • A world-class Chinese art collection housed on campus;
  • Proximity to major libraries, archives, and sites for field research in greater China; and
  • Generous graduate fellowships.

The MPhil student is required to complete a minimum of 18 units of courses, including

• Two required courses (a total of 6 units).

• Two elective seminars or courses offered by related programmes and departments (a total of 6 units).

• A Thesis Guidance course every term from the beginning of the second year of study until the Master’s thesis is finally submitted (a total of 6 units).

Students are required to complete an MPhil thesis and to pass an oral defense of the thesis. English should be used in both the thesis and the oral defense.

At the completion of their programme students will be required to demonstrate ability to read Chinese articles in academic journals in the appropriate field of specialization.

Fields of Specialization

The MPhil in Chinese Studies programme in the Centre for China Studies is devoted to advanced research training in the interdisciplinary study of Chinese history, literature, religion, culture and society.

Which department am I in?

Centre for China Studies

Study options

Full Time (Normative period: 2 years, Maximum period: 4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,27,672) 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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