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The MA program equips students with a multidisciplinary range of knowledge about Chinese culture from the humanities perspective. Read more
The MA program equips students with a multidisciplinary range of knowledge about Chinese culture from the humanities perspective. These disciplines include history, literature, religion, philosophy, anthropology and linguistics. This knowledge of China is imperative to students who aspire to know more about the culture of the country. It is also an important asset to those whose careers have a close relationship with China in fields like education, government, business, industry, media, non-profit, foreign relations, academic and so on. A better understanding of the Chinese culture from a multidisciplinary perspective will greatly enhance competitiveness in the career path.

Program Requirements

MA students must take eight courses (24 credits) and obtain a graduation grade average (GGA) of 2.850 or above as required of all postgraduate students at the University. Of the eight courses, students are required to take two compulsory foundation courses (6 credits), two required courses (6 credits) from a list of choices, and four elective courses (12 credits).

Foundation Courses
-HMMA 5001 Fundamentals of Chinese Culture [C]
-LANG 5072(1) English Academic Writing on Chinese Culture

[C] = The course may require students to read materials in Chinese.

(1) Exemption may be granted with prior approval of the Academic Director (normally with IELTS score of 8.0 or above, or equivalent, and successfully passed an English written test on Chinese culture). Students given exemption should take one more elective course to fulfill the graduation requirement of 24 credits.

Required Courses
-HMMA 5002(2) Chinese Historical Phonology [Pu] [C]
-HMMA 5003(3) Chinese Literary History [C]
-HMMA 5004(4) Pre-Modern Chinese History [C]
-HMMA 5005 OR Modern Chinese History [C]
-HMMA 5006(5) Anthropological Studies of China [C]
-HMMA 5007(6) Fundamentals of Chinese Philosophy [Pu] [C]

Not all required courses are offered every year. Students are advised to take two required courses in Fall Term.

[C] = The course may require students to read materials in Chinese.
[Pu] = The course is taught in Putonghua.
(2) HMMA 5002 can be substituted by HUMA5160.
(3) HMMA 5003 can be substituted by HUMA5300.
(4) HMMA 5004 can be substituted by HUMA5510.
(5) HMMA 5006 can be substituted by HUMA5700.
(6) HMMA 5007 can be substituted by HUMA5800.

Elective Courses
Students can choose from a list of China-related elective courses offered each year by the Division of Humanities (HUMA). Surplus required course credits can be counted toward the elective requirement.

Out of the 6 required and elective courses (18 credits):
-One must be taught in English, but Chinese reading materials may be used. Subject to the approval of Academic Director, students can take a non-HUMA course to fulfill this requirement.
-One may be a non-China-related course, subject to the approval of the Academic Director.

Class Schedule

In order to accommodate part-time students’ needs, some courses may be held on weekday evenings or Saturdays during the day.

Academic Advising

Upon entering the program, students’ progress will be monitored by the Academic Director of the Program.

Scholarship

In honor of her late father, Mr. Wang Shiu Tong, Dr Wing-wah Mary Wong has established an endowed scholarship fund in the Division of Humanities at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The scholarship shall be named “Mr. Wang Shiu Tong Scholarship in Humanities.”

The scholarship will be awarded to 2 full-time students in MA in Chinese culture at HK$25,000 each in each academic year. The awardees shall be the top 2 students in the class and have obtained cumulative grade average of not less than 3.500 as of Fall term.

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The MA program in International Language Education offers an advanced English-taught postgraduate education in two specialized concentrations. Read more
The MA program in International Language Education offers an advanced English-taught postgraduate education in two specialized concentrations: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL), for qualified candidates to teach English or Chinese as a second language. Taught by experts with an integrated combination of extensive teaching and research experience in bilingual contexts, the program aims to prepare language professionals for a dynamic global career, with a solid foundation in applied linguistics and research-informed language teaching approaches.

Program Requirements

Students enrolled into the MA in International Language Education program will have opportunity to pursue one of the two specialized concentrations: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL). Students must declare the specialized concentrations they apply for at the time of application.(1) Double-specialization is not allowed.

Students of the program must take eight courses (24 credits). Of the eight courses, students are required to take two compulsory foundation courses (6 credits), and six elective courses (18 credits), including at least one course (3 credits) from general electives, and at least three courses (9 credits) from either Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) concentration. Credit transfer is not allowed.

Foundation Courses
-MALE 5001 Second Language Acquisition
-MALE 5002 Language Teaching Methodology and Curriculum Design

Elective Courses
General Electives
-MALE 5101 Discourse Analysis
-MALE 5102 Information Technology in Language Teaching
-MALE 5103 Testing and Assessment
-MALE 5104 Linguistics for Second Language Teachers
-MALE 5105 Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
-MALE 5106 Contrastive Analysis between Chinese and English

TESL Concentration Electives
-MALE 5201 World Englishes
-MALE 5202 Teaching Second Language Vocabulary
-MALE 5203 Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers
-MALE 5204 English yesterday and today
-MALE 5205 Grammar for English Teachers
-MALE 5206 Teaching English for Academic Purposes
-MALE 5207 Teaching English for Specific Purposes

TCSL Concentration Electives
-MALE 5301 Chinese Writing System
-MALE 5302 Mandarin Chinese Grammar for L2 Chinese Teachers
-MALE 5303 Phonetics and Phonology of the Chinese Language
-MALE 5304 Chinese Lexicology
-MALE 5305 Word Structure of Chinese: A Comparative Perspective
-MALE 5306 Understanding Chinese Language in Global Context
-MALE 5307 Methodology for Linguistic Comparison

Teaching Practicum - Selected students may obtain 3 credits through participating in a supervised teaching practicum which usually takes place during the Spring semester.(2)
-MALE 6000 Supervised Teaching Practicum

Research Project - Selected students may obtain 3 credits through participating in a research project which usually takes place during the Spring semester. Selected students cannot take MALE6000 concurrently.
-MALE 6980 Research Project in International Language Education

Program Duration

This MA program is a full-time taught postgraduate program and can normally be completed in one year. Students are required to take a minimum of 9 credits of coursework each semester.

Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship of HK$20,000 will be offered to top students of the graduating class each academic year.

To be eligible for consideration, awardees should meet the following criteria:
-Obtain a CGA of 3.70 or above (calculated by 24 required credits)
-Not receive any other scholarships concurrently

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The MA program in International Language Education offers an advanced English-taught postgraduate education in two specialized concentrations. Read more
The MA program in International Language Education offers an advanced English-taught postgraduate education in two specialized concentrations: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL), for qualified candidates to teach English or Chinese as a second language. Taught by experts with an integrated combination of extensive teaching and research experience in bilingual contexts, the program aims to prepare language professionals for a dynamic global career, with a solid foundation in applied linguistics and research-informed language teaching approaches.

Program Requirements

Students enrolled into the MA in International Language Education program will have opportunity to pursue one of the two specialized concentrations: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL). Students must declare the specialized concentrations they apply for at the time of application.(1) Double-specialization is not allowed.

Students of the program must take eight courses (24 credits). Of the eight courses, students are required to take two compulsory foundation courses (6 credits), and six elective courses (18 credits), including at least one course (3 credits) from general electives, and at least three courses (9 credits) from either Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) concentration. Credit transfer is not allowed.

Foundation Courses
-MALE 5001 Second Language Acquisition
-MALE 5002 Language Teaching Methodology and Curriculum Design

Elective Courses
General Electives
-MALE 5101 Discourse Analysis
-MALE 5102 Information Technology in Language Teaching
-MALE 5103 Testing and Assessment
-MALE 5104 Linguistics for Second Language Teachers
-MALE 5105 Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
-MALE 5106 Contrastive Analysis between Chinese and English

TESL Concentration Electives
-MALE 5201 World Englishes
-MALE 5202 Teaching Second Language Vocabulary
-MALE 5203 Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers
-MALE 5204 English yesterday and today
-MALE 5205 Grammar for English Teachers
-MALE 5206 Teaching English for Academic Purposes
-MALE 5207 Teaching English for Specific Purposes

TCSL Concentration Electives
-MALE 5301 Chinese Writing System
-MALE 5302 Mandarin Chinese Grammar for L2 Chinese Teachers
-MALE 5303 Phonetics and Phonology of the Chinese Language
-MALE 5304 Chinese Lexicology
-MALE 5305 Word Structure of Chinese: A Comparative Perspective
-MALE 5306 Understanding Chinese Language in Global Context
-MALE 5307 Methodology for Linguistic Comparison

Teaching Practicum - Selected students may obtain 3 credits through participating in a supervised teaching practicum which usually takes place during the Spring semester.(2)
-MALE 6000 Supervised Teaching Practicum

Research Project - Selected students may obtain 3 credits through participating in a research project which usually takes place during the Spring semester. Selected students cannot take MALE6000 concurrently.
-MALE 6980 Research Project in International Language Education

Program Duration

This MA program is a full-time taught postgraduate program and can normally be completed in one year. Students are required to take a minimum of 9 credits of coursework each semester.

Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship of HK$20,000 will be offered to top students of the graduating class each academic year. To be eligible for consideration, awardees should meet the following criteria:
-Obtain a CGA of 3.70 or above (calculated by 24 required credits)
-Not receive any other scholarships concurrently

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Definitive Programme Document - http://apss.polyu.edu.hk/files/maspsd_dpd_1617_final.pdf. Read more
Definitive Programme Document - http://apss.polyu.edu.hk/files/maspsd_dpd_1617_final.pdf

Programme Aims

The MA in social Policy and Social Development Programme aims to prepare students to develop the necessary core professional and personal competence required to work in the field of social policy and to engage in professional practices in social development. This involves gaining critical knowledge and skills in analysing and appreciating local and global policy issues and the ability to formulate and assess policy options that ensure effective, appropriate and sustainable outcomes, uphold social justice and improve social well-being. To these ends, the programme is designed to bring together theory and practice that enables participants in the programme to meet challenges in social development ethically and imaginatively.

Special Features

Unlike most other postgraduate programmes in social policy, this MASPSD is designed for those who are either to embark on a career in Social Policy and Social Development or those who are already mid-career practitioners seeking to improve their knowledge about public and non-government sectors specialising in social policy and planning for social development. It is structured to offer rigorous, interdisciplinary and hands-on training across a number of academic, managerial and professional disciplines that prepare participants to transfer knowledge into action to bring about social development, especially through responsible policy analysis, formulation, impact assessment and evaluation.

The programme will provide students with a solid foundation in social policy analysis that can be adapted and applied in many fields of human service provision and practice in social development. Graduates are expected to gain the competence necessary to participate effectively in social policy processes, conduct needs assessments, evaluate policy impacts and develop appropriate and relevant policy options that respond responsibly to new challenges in social development.

Programme Structure

‌•MA : to be eligible for the award, students are required to take 30 credits (6 Required Subjects including the Integrative Project and 4 Elective Subjects).
‌•PgD : Students who have successfully completed 21 credits (5 Required Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects) can exit that programme with a Postgraduate Diploma.
‌•PgC : Students who have successfully completed 12 credits (2 Required Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects) can exit the programme with a Postgraduate Certificate.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of this programme may apply for membership of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).

Core Areas of Study

Required Subjects

‌•Policy Research Method
‌•Social Context and ethics
‌•Social Policy Analysis and Social Accountability
‌•Social Planning and the Policy Process
‌•Theory and Practice of Social Development
‌•Integrative Project


Elective Subjects

‌•Assessing Globalization and Social Development
‌•Managing Information in Social Service Organizations
‌•Organization Theories and Analysis
‌•Comparative Social Policy and Social Development
‌•Contemporary Issues in Social Policy
‌•Digital Technologies and Social Development
‌•Social Impact Assessment
‌•Social Policy and Social Development in China
‌•Social Policy Evaluation

Application Period and Submission of Application

Application period and submission of application
‌•Applicants can obtain the application material and submit online application via [email protected] during Application Period.

Application Period

‌•http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study > Postgraduate Programmes > Select a Programme
‌•Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places.

Submit an Application

‌•http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Enquiries

Please contact Mr. Ken WAN at 2766 5784 or e-mail to Ms Angel SHING at for enquiry

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The MA program in Social Science offers an interdisciplinary curriculum for those seeking employment in business, government, mass media, and education, as well as those who subsequently wish to pursue a research program in one of the social science disciplines. Read more
The MA program in Social Science offers an interdisciplinary curriculum for those seeking employment in business, government, mass media, and education, as well as those who subsequently wish to pursue a research program in one of the social science disciplines. The taught program is designed to provide the necessary skills required for social science research and a broad spectrum of analytical perspectives for a critical understanding of a variety of issues and phenomena in the modern world.

Program Requirements

MA students must take eight courses (24 credits) and obtain a graduation grade average (GGA) of 2.850 or above as required of all postgraduate students at the University. Of the eight courses, students are required to take two foundation courses (6 credits), four required courses (12 credits), and two elective courses (6 credits).

Foundation Courses
-SOSC5110 Social Science Research Design and Methods
-SSMA5020 Quantitative Methods in Social Science

Required Courses
Designed specifically for the MA students, the required SSMA courses cover disciplines in sociology, psychology, economics, and political science. Students are required to take courses from one or more of these disciplines. For every semester, the Programs Office will announce a list of courses to be offered by the Division.
-SSMA5030 Social Stratification and Mobility
-SSMA5040 Understanding Human Behavior
-SSMA5050 Economic Transformations in Post-Mao China
-SSMA5130 Understanding Modern Society
-SSMA5170 Economic Change in Rural China
-SSMA5180 Migration and Globalization
-SSMA5190 Analyzing International Relations: China and the U.S.

*Subject to change.

Elective Courses
Students can take any postgraduate courses (and a maximum of one undergraduate course at 4000-level) offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science. Should students wish to take courses other than those specified above, prior approval must be obtained from the Academic Director.

Program Duration

The MA program can normally be completed in 12 months in full-time mode. Full-time students are required to take a minimum of 9 credits of coursework each regular term. With the approval of the Academic Director, a student may take no more than one regular term of study leave.

Academic Advising

Upon entering the program, students’ progress will be monitored by the Academic Director of the Program.

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