MPhil in English
Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
Place: Hong Kong
Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research at Lingnan. The Department of English offers an Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the twin strands of Contemporary Literary Studies and Applied Linguistic Studies.Our departmental research interests include:
Applied Lingusitics Studies
English in Hong Kong
World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca
Second Language Pronunciation
Discourse Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis
Language and Identity
Contemporary Literary Studies
Asian Literatures in English
Tragic Drama and Tragic Discourse
Cross-Cultural Studies of Literature
Literature in Adaptation
Details of staff research and teaching expertise can be found on the departmental website: https://www.ln.edu.hk/eng/academic_staff.
The Department is deeply committed to Lingnan’s ethos of “student-centred learning” and “teaching the whole person”.For postgraduates, it offers
regular, attentive and supportive supervision
high-quality research support, with excellent library and computing facilities
vigorous and friendly discussions in seminars and informally
financial support to attend conferences and for archival research
research links with similar departments internationally
opportunities for undergraduate teaching
collegial relations with staff who welcome and value our postgraduates
Application for Admission
Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$17,830* (US$1 = HK$7.8).
(*rate for 2020-21, subject to annual review)
The University invites applications from 2 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. For details, please visit www.LN.edu.hk/sgs/docs/pgrad.
General Admission Requirements
An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; orb. have obtained an equivalent qualification; orc. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfil additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission.
[Note: For IELTS and TOEFL qualifications for admission to 2020-21 intake and onwards, the University only accepts results that are within the validity period, viz. 2 years, from the time of submission of an admission application for the specific intake cohort.]