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Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / Master of Arts in Language Studies [with specialization in Language & Law / Linguistics / Translation & Interpretation / Translation with Language Information Technology]
語文學 (語言及法律 / 語言學 / 翻譯及傳譯 / 翻譯及語言資訊科技)
深造證書 / 深造文憑 / 文學碩士

Programme Aims

The programme aims to

  1. provide students with an understanding of the nature of language and the various ways it impacts on society and culture in the context of Hong Kong;

  2. create a framework that allows students the option to focus on a particular aspect of language or its interaction with a particular societal / cultural process, be it the structure of language, language and law, and language and translation and interpretation, and language information technology and translation; and

  3. sharpen the students' intellect to enable them to function more effectively as language professionals.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. analyze the structure of language and the impacts language can have on society and culture in the context of Hong Kong;

2. reflect critically on the nature of language, and the issues of language as they impact on societal / cultural processes;

3. (for students specializing in language & law) apply linguistic and conceptual tools learned to legal translation, legal writing, and bilingual legal drafting, and reflect critically on the transformation of Hong Kong from a unilingual to a bilingual legal system;

4. (for students specializing in linguistics) analyze the structure of language, reflect critically on the social, cultural and psychological aspects of language use, and apply such knowledge in their work;

5. (for students specializing in translation & interpretation) apply a range of conceptual tools and skills learned to enhance their ability in handling translation and interpretation tasks, and reflect critically on the multifaceted issues involved in translation and interpretation; and

6. (for students specializing in translation with language information technology) apply a range of conceptual tools and skills learned, with a focus on state-of-the-art language information technology, to enhance their ability and efficiency in handling translation tasks, and reflect critically on the multifaceted issues involved in translation. (with effect from Semester A in 2010/11)

OBTLDownload a full PILOs mapping document.
 

Admission Requirements

The following programme entrance requirements, incorporating the University general entrance requirements, must be satisfied before an applicant is eligible for admission into the programme. Applicants must:
  1. hold a degree from one of the tertiary educational institutions of Hong Kong funded by the University Grants Committee; or

  2. hold a degree of a level equivalent to (a) above from a local or non-local institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or

  3. have satisfied the academic requirements for corporate membership of a professional institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or

  4. have obtained an equivalent qualification, or provided evidence of academic and professional attainments, acceptable for this purpose to the university.

Applicants may be required to take an entry test and/or interview.
 
Programme   Postgraduate Certificate* / Postgraduate Diploma / Master of Arts in Language Studies (Language & Law / Linguistics / Translation & Interpretation / Translation with Language Information Technology)
Mode of Funding   Self-financing
Programme Code   P30
Intake target (indicative)   200
Mode of Study   †Combined Mode
Classes will be held in the evening and, if necessary, on Saturday mornings/afternoons
Duration

  Normally 2 years for Master of Arts (up to a maximum of 5 years)
Students (local or non-local) specializing in "Linguistics" or "Translation and Interpretation" can complete the programme in one year.
Tuition fee   Click here for details.
(Tuition fee enquiries: (852) 3442 8705)
     
Programme Leader   Mr LEUNG Wing-kwong, Matthew
ctmleung@cityu.edu.hk;
tel: (852) 3442 8739
     
Deputy Programme Leader   Dr. KWONG Oi Yee Olivia
rlolivia@cityu.edu.hk;
tel: (852) 3442 9771
     
Subject leaders:    
 Language & Law/
 Translation with
 Language Information
 Technology
  Mr LEUNG Wing-kwong, Matthew
ctmleung@cityu.edu.hk;
tel: (852) 3442 8739
     
 Linguistics   Dr. KWONG Oi Yee Olivia
rlolivia@cityu.edu.hk;
tel: (852) 3442 9771
     
 Translation &
 Interpretation
  Dr. SHEUNG Shing Yue Richard
ctrsheun@cityu.edu.hk;
tel: (852) 3442 8786
     
PGSK course coordinator (Linguistics):   Dr. KWONG Oi Yee Olivia
rlolivia@cityu.edu.hk;
tel: (852) 3442 9771
     
Credit-unit-system   No. of credit units required for the Master of Arts 30
No. of credit units required for the Postgraduate Diploma 24
No. of credit units required for the Postgraduate Certificate 12
     
* Postgraduate Certificate   No specialization will be given to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.
†Combined mode   Students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University.

The Master of Arts in Language Studies (Linguistics) programme has been approved by the Vetting Committee of the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) to be included on the list of language major degrees for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) [語常會].

The Postgraduate Diploma in Language Studies (Linguistics) programme has been approved by the Vetting Committee of the Education and Manpower Bureau to be included on the list of approved post-graduate programmes in subject knowledge for English Language teachers for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) [語常會].

For English language teachers who want to satisfy EMB and SCOLAR requirement please click HERE.

Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers (SCOLAR) [External link]
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Enquiry: ctlenq@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 23 August 2013