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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 72017

Stream Code

LLF for MA (Full-time)
PDF for PgD (Full-time)
LLP for MA (Part-time)
PDP for PgD (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 or 1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation

30 for MA, 
21 for PgD

Initial Registration Credits


Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Tuition Fees

HK$5,750 per credit for local students
​HK$5,900 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leaders

Dr Leung Wai Mun


  • This programme is offered on both full-time and part-time bases to give students maximum flexibility to engage in full-time or part-time study loads. Under normal circumstances, full-time and part-time students are able to complete the programme within 1 or 1.5 years and 3 years respectively.  Students who wish to extend their studies beyond normal duration can submit such request to the Department for consideration.

  • Applicants are required to choose either full-time or part-time study on application for admission to the programme. Students who study full-time are required to take a minimum of 9 credits per semester.

  • This programme is offered within the Master of Arts Scheme in Chinese, Linguistics and Translation.

Notes to Applicants

  • Applications can be made to our postgraduate programmes without the help of agencies. Applicants are required to apply online via the Study@PolyU website.

  • Please note that all fields in the application forms should be filled. We will not consider applications that do not provide details of academic qualifications.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme helps students to acquire knowledge of Chinese language, literature and culture, the skills necessary for teaching Chinese and the ability to apply what they have learned to their work.



The programme is designed to equip students with the following professional skills.

Professional Competence

  • The ability to present complex ideas clearly and articulately in appropriate forms of Chinese;

  • The ability to assimilate and analyse complex information in different genres or registers of classical or contemporary Chinese, identifying key issues and drawing well-reasoned conclusions;

  • The ability to use reference books and information technology to obtain information needed for Chinese teaching and learning;

  • The ability to appreciate and analyse works in Chinese literature;

  • The ability to discover, analyse and handle issues in Chinese language teaching and testing; and

  • The ability to analyse Chinese cultural tradition.


Strategic Thinking

  • The ability to assess current issues in literature or linguistic theories.


Lifelong Learning Capability

  • Enhanced lifelong learning capability through inquiry and reflection on theories and practices concerned with language in both local and global contexts.

MA/PgD in Chinese Language and Literature (MACLL/PgDCLL) helps students to acquire knowledge related to Chinese language, literature and culture, and to gain the skills necessary for teaching Chinese, and the ability to apply this knowledge to their work.


Applicants can apply for either MACLL or PgDCLL. PgDCLL and MACLL are recognised by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government as "Approved Post-graduate Programmes in Subject Knowledge for Chinese Language Teachers" and "Recognized Language Major Degree Programmes (Chinese Language)" respectively.


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