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Education | 19 Jan 2021

The University of Hong Kong’s renowned Faculty of Arts is offering a diversity of Taught Postgraduate Programmes to foster lifelong learning in the community.

With its unique position as an international city, Hong Kong harbours a wealth of artistic heritage from both the East and West, and is a cultural melting pot that is endlessly fascinating.

The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Arts is dedicated to attract and nurture outstanding scholars and students from around the world. Students are guided to engage in innovative, high-impact, and leading-edge research within and across the humanities and other disciplines in a flexible and pluralistic intellectual environment that fosters creativity and freedom of thought and expression, and nurtures leaders who are committed to contributing to the betterment of the society of Hong Kong, the region, and the world at large.

Why HKU Faculty of Arts?

In addition to being one of the University of Hong Kong’s flagship faculties, the Faculty of Arts is also internationally renowned, holding a number of prestigious accolades. It is ranked 1st in Asia and 21st in the world for Arts and Humanities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2021, the only one Asian University to have made it into the top 30 this year among 250 universities worldwide.  It is also ranked 3rd in Asia and 1st in Hong Kong in Arts and Humanities in both the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2021 and the QS World University Subject Rankings 2020, evidence of its exceptional quality in teaching and research. Its Taught Postgraduate Programmes offer a truly international experience as it has a diverse background of local and overseas students, creating an unparalleled platform for learning and networking.

“The Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong is recognised throughout the world as a leading institution for research, teaching, and promoting the best that the cultures of Asia and the West have to offer. The Faculty offers various premier Taught Postgraduate Programmes and is committed to serving the lifelong learning needs of the community. We are dedicated to fulfilling our mission to produce graduates with highly developed analytical, linguistic, critical and creative skills for leadership and success in a wide range of professional and life endeavours,” said Professor Derek Collins, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Arts offers a wide range of Taught Postgraduate Programmes from English Studies to Chinese Language and Literature, Buddhist Studies and more, giving students a chance to explore subjects that truly interest them. Its Linguistics and Modern Languages subjects are also internationally renowned, ranked 11th and 22nd respectively in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2020, while programmes such as Master of Buddhist Counselling and Master of Fine Arts in the field of Creative Writing in English are exclusive to the Faculty across Hong Kong.

“The curricula which we offer at the Faculty of Arts take on a comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach, studying a variety of issues in national and international contexts,” said Dr. Wai Ting Siok, Associate Dean (Postgraduate), Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong. “We have an international professoriate staff team including renowned Buddhist scholars which leads the TPG programmes full-time, giving students valuable support and feedback. This allows them to have an inquiry-based learning experience in a research-informed environment. Every programme also has a capstone course with a research component, so students can fully integrate their knowledge and skills and apply them on various projects such as field trips, workshops, and postgraduate student conferences, promoting interactive exchanges.”


The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Arts

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

Master of Arts in Art History

Master of Arts in Chinese Historical Studies

Master of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature

Master of Arts in English Studies

Master of Arts in Linguistics

Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Master of Arts in Translation

Master of Buddhist Counselling

Master of Buddhist Studies

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in English


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