Structure of the Programme

MALCS is a taught degree programme available in full-time (1-year) and part-time (2-year) modes. It is designed for students interested in professions requiring a broad-based knowledge of literary and comparative studies in both local and global contexts. The MALCS will be foundational for students intending to pursue PhD studies in literary and comparative studies. As a terminal degree, it will also greatly assist secondary and other school teachers in preparation for teaching the Use of English and/or Liberal Studies curricula—including globalization modules—conducted in the English medium and for teaching literary texts written in English.

In order to complete the degree, students are required to take 5 core courses in addition to (1) any 4 electives; or (2) any 3 electives and, upon successful application to the Programme Management Committee, a three-unit Master’s Project equivalent to a publishable, refereed journal article.

Students who have satisfactorily completed a total of 27 units and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above will be awarded a Master of Arts degree in Literary and Comparative Studies. An exit award (the Postgraduate Diploma in Literary and Comparative Studies) may be awarded to those who have completed at least 18 units and attained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Required Courses

15 units

ENG 7310 Literary Theory

3 units

ENG 7320 Global Modernisms

3 units

ENG 7330 Graduate Research Seminar

3 units

ENG 7340 World Literatures in Modern Times

3 units

ENG 7350 Comparative Literature and Arts

3 units

Elective Courses

9 – 12 units

The Programme offers students an interesting array of elective courses suiting different research foci and interests. 
Master’s Project (optional)

3 units

Students wishing to enroll in the Master’s Project must obtain satisfactory grades in the Graduate Research Seminar and submit a detailed research prospectus for the proposed project to the MALCS PMC. The Master’s Project is an independent study, equivalent to an elective course taken during the second semester for full-time students and during the fourth semester for part-time students. Successful completion of the Master’s Project will result in a publishable, extended research essay.

Tuition Fees

HKD94,500 in two instalments for full-time local students and four instalments for part-time local students.
HKD99,900 in two instalments for full-time non-local students.

Graduate School (Prospectus)

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