MPhil in History
Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
Place: Hong Kong
The Department of History at Lingnan currently has seven full-time faculty members, and their research areas cover the whole span of Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in global and transnational history.
Professor William Guanglin Liu’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in historical perspective.
Professor Lau Chi-pang is a specialist of Hong Kong History, Ming and Qing China, Modern China, and Chinese Intellectual History.
Associate Professor Chunmei Du is a specialist of modern Chinese intellectual and cultural history. Her recent work studies Chinese conservatism, Chinese diaspora, and American military in China in the 1940s in global and comparative contexts.
Associate Professor Mark Hampton is a specialist of 19th and 20th century Britain, media history in particular. His recent work has shifted to imperial culture: Hong Kong’s place in 20th century British culture, when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain. He is part of a cluster of History faculty who work with Hong Kong and South China.
Associate Professor Vincent S. Leung is a specialist of early Chinese history (ca. 1000 BCE to 200CE). He is specifically interested in the political and intellectual history of this period. His research interests include imperial formations, history of historiography, and the development of economic thought in ancient China and Eurasia at large.
Associate Professor Diana Lemberg specialises in Twentieth-century U.S. history, twentieth-century European history, colonial and imperial formations, human-rights history, cultural history, history of technology, and global English.
Assistant Professor Zhang Lei is a specialist of modern China, trained both as a historian and geographer, his research focuses on urban history, environmental history and historical geography of China.
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.]
Programme Specific Admission Requirements
In lieu of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)/ International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, an applicant may obtain grade C or above in the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; or grade C or above in English Language in the Overseas General Certificate of Education (GCE).
An applicant may be required to demonstrate his/her ability in English and/or Chinese through means of an interview.