Master of Philosophy in Chinese Linguistics

Duration: 2 years
Medium of Instruction: Chinese


  • Introducing students to the systematic study of the Chinese language and linguistics, including classical and modern Chinese as well as relevant theories in Chinese linguistics;
  • Improving students’ proficiency in Chinese language and Chinese linguistics and enhancing their understanding of latest research and developments in the field.
  • Broadening students’ horizon and enable them to explore Chinese language and Chinese linguistics in new ways, new perspectives and by employing new theories.
  • Laying a solid foundation for the further pursuit of studies in Chinese language and Chinese linguistics.
  • Equipping students with the capacity for independent research and the ability to produce high-quality theses.


  • In-depth understanding of the various aspects of of Chinese language and linguistics;
  • Building competence in academic research in Chinese language and linguistics;
  • Courses spanning two semesters followed by the writing of a thesis.

Graduation Requirements

  • Obtain 30 credits as stated in the study plan of the programme;
  • GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above;
  • Write a thesis and pass the oral defence.

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the website of the Graduate School for more details.

Career Prospects

  • Our graduates enjoy a competitive edge in the education sector and government offices in Hong Kong, Macao and the Chinese mainland.
  • Brighter prospects in other fields, encompassing the media, writing, publishing, and cultural creative industry, etc.
  • Prepare students to pursue PhD programmes in Chinese language and linguistics.


  1. Resources for the current students in the Graduate School;
  2. Please refer to the Course Catalog for course information of the curriculum.