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MPhil-PhD in Linguistics The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Course info

Summary

The MPhil/PhD programmes emphasize foundational training in the core areas of linguistic theory, and original research that sheds light on the properties of language and mind. The research theses completed at this department aim to integrate general theories of language structure, language acquisition and language use with the detailed, in-depth study of the languages of Hong Kong and the region from a comparative perspective.

MPhil Stream

Students are required to complete a total of 18 units of courses. In addition, students are required to take 9 units of courses of a third language and register for a Thesis Research course each term.

Graduation Requirements

  • Submit a research thesis
  • Pass an oral examination

PhD Stream

Students are required to complete a total of 25 units of courses. In addition, students are required to take 3 units of advanced courses of a third language or 9 units of a third language AND LING3108 Language Survey in the field and register for a Thesis Research course each term.

Graduation Requirements

  • Submit a research thesis
  • Pass an oral examination

Fields of Specialization

• Theoretical Linguistics

• Chinese Linguistics

• Language Acquisition

• Sign Linguistics

• Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MPhil-PhD in Linguistics.

Full Time (For students with a research master’s degree: Normative period - 36 months, Maximum period - 72 months; students without a research master’s: Normative period - 48 months, Maximum period - 84 months.)

Tuition fees

HK$42,100.00 (3,97,340) per year

From

02 Sep, 06 Jan

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement for international students

To be admitted to the MPhil stream, applicants shall have:

  • 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.

To be admitted to the PhD stream,

  • a Master's degree from a recognized university; or
  • 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.

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.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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