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2018-20 Part-time

Our part-time taught Master's programme offers a unique opportunity to pursue in-depth studies in English Linguistics and Literature, combined with capstone courses for students to research and develop their own areas of interest. The new, exciting capstone experience will culminate in a research paper and a creative project to be presented at a conference for the academic and wider community.

Students will be introduced to a wide range of domains in English Linguistics and Literature, taught by leading specialists in the field. Along with introductory courses that provide foundational knowledge, Linguistics courses include Global Englishes, Cultural Semiotics, Politics of English. Literary courses include Travel Writing and Culture, World Modernism and Global Fictions.

The programme has a cross-cultural focus on English Language and Literature. Taking advantage of Hong Kong's historical, geographical and political background, our courses consider language and literature in relation to Hong Kong's position in the global world.

For more information and application details, please contact maespt@hku.hk.

Courses

The MA in English studies consists of two introductory courses (9 credits each), four seminar courses (6 credits each), and a capstone experience (18 credits) in the form of a final research project and a conference paper to be presented at a conference on a Saturday in early May. This conference will be open to the academic and wider community.

Core courses
COURSE CODE   PROGRAMME
ENGL6073   Introduction to Literature and Cross-Cultural Theory
ENGL7101   Introduction to Language and Communication

Please note that not all seminar courses listed below will necessarily be offered every year.

Seminar courses (Linguistics)
COURSE CODE   PROGRAMME
ENGL6075   The Politics of English
ENGL7102   Global Englishes
Seminar courses (Literature)
COURSE CODE   PROGRAMME
ENGL6079   World Modernism
ENGL6081   Global Fictions
Final capstone course
COURSE CODE   PROGRAMME
ENGL7998   Capstone Experience: Final Research Project

Each session may consist of a lecture, workshop, students' presentations or other form of in-class learning. Students' attendance and participation in all courses are required.

Programme structure

The part-time MAES programme is offered over the course of two years (i.e., four semesters, 12 weeks each). Students will follow a fixed curriculum with half of their courses in Linguistics and half in Literature, offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

In Semester 1, students will take two introductory courses. In Semester 2 and 3, students will take two seminar courses in each semester. In Semester 4, students will develop a final research project in the capstone course, culminating in a paper and a presentation at a conference.

Please find the Regulations & Syllabuses 18-19 for your information.

2018-19, Semester 1: 3 September to 22 December 2018

Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-LG.10, Centennial Campus
ENGL7101 Introduction to Language & Communication (Dr. A. Cheung)
** The first class will be on 10th September 2018 due to the MA Party, which is scheduled for the 3rd September 2018.

Wednesdays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-LG.10, Centennial Campus
ENGL6073 Introduction to Literature and Cross-Cultural Theory (Dr. H. Hwang)
** The first class will be on 5th September 2018.

2018-19, Semester 2: 14 January to 25 May 2019

Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-LG.10, Centennial Campus
ENGL6075 The Politics of English (Dr. J. Leung)

Wednesdays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-LG.10, Centennial Campus
ENGL6079 World Modernism (Dr. J Parker)

2019-20, Semester 1: 2 September to 23 December 2019

Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room CRT-4.04, Centennial Campus
ENGL7102 Global Englishes (Dr. R. Chan)
** The first class will be on 9th September 2019 due to the MA Party, which is scheduled for the 2nd September 2019.

Wednesdays 18:30-20:30, Room CRT-8.66, Centennial Campus
ENGL7104 Global Shakespeare (Dr. K. Murray)
** The first class will be on 4th September 2019.

2019-20, Semester 2: 20 January to 30 May 2020

Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room CRT-7.58, Centennial Campus
ENGL7998C Capstone Experience: Final Research Project, Linguistics (Dr. A. Cheung)

Wednesdays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-LG.10 & CRT-7.58, Centennial Campus
ENGL7998A Capstone Experience: Final Research Project, Literature (Dr. H. Hwang)

HKU Calendar for the Academic Year 2019-20 (For Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Students)

Contact

For more information, please contact maespt@hku.hk.

Programme Directors

Dr. Amanda Cheung
School of English
The University of Hong Kong
E-mail: amanche@hku.hk

Dr. Haewon Hwang
School of English
The University of Hong Kong
E-mail: haewonh@hku.hk