M.A. in Ethics and Public Affairs

General

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Program Description

Overview

The M.A. in Ethics and Public Affairs (MAEPA) enables students to develop multiple interpretive perspectives (religious and philosophical) on perennial and contemporary issues in different contexts of public affairs. It aims to help students appreciate and respect diversity within modern society in order to assess and handle conflicting values in critically informed and creative ways.

MAEPA helps students further develop and reflect on their own values so that they will be able to justify their own decisions, judgments and convictions, and so become informed and responsible citizens in their community, nation and the world. It also equips future secondary school Liberal Studies teachers with subject knowledge of most modules.

The objectives of the programme are to stimulate the students’ interest in, and a reflective understanding of, public affairs, and to enhance awareness and knowledge of the value dimensions of discourses on economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and environmental affairs.

Special Features

  • Issue-based and Multiple teaching methodologies
    • To ensure students to have a good command of subject matter, multiple teaching methodologies (Including lecture, guest speakers’ sharing, group discussion, case study, site-visit and movie appreciation) will be adopted.
  • Flexible Teaching Schedule to Cater to Students’ Need
    • To meet the needs of different students, this programme provides two streams: full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years).
  • Scholarship
    • Outstanding graduates will be granted a scholarship.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 27 units (378 hours) from either Programme Stream (2 Foundation, 6 Required Courses and 1 Elective Course) or Dissertation Stream (2 Foundation, 5 Required Courses and Dissertation).

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Aims

The aims of this programme are:

  1. To enable students to develop multiple interpretive perspectives (religious and philosophical) on perennial and contemporary issues in different contexts of public affairs;
  2. To help students appreciate and respect diversity within modern society in order to assess and handle conflicting values in critically informed and creative ways;
  3. To help students further develop and reflect on their own values, so that they will be able to justify their own decisions, judgments and convictions, and so become informed and responsible citizens in their community, nation and the world;
  4. To equip future secondary school Liberal Studies teachers with subject knowledge of most modules.
  5. To stimulate the students’ interest in, and a reflective understanding of, public affairs;
  6. To enhance awareness and knowledge of the value dimensions of discourses on economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and environmental affairs; and
  7. To provide a transition to the eventual pursuit of further studies in various disciplines.

Admission

Admission Requirements:

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1. HKID card (for local applicants); Passport or other identity documents of home country (for non-local applicants).
2. Degree certificate(s)/graduation diploma(s), and transcript(s) for academic qualification(s) supporting the application.
3. English proficiency test results (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS results).

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s degrees were obtained from a university or comparable institution where English is not the medium of instruction (e.g. China, Taiwan). These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  • A score of 537 (Paper-based) or 74 (Internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  • An overall band score of 6.0 in IELTS; or
  • A score of 450 in the College English Test Band 6 (CET-6) of China

* The test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter.

Programme Fee:

  • The tuition fee for the entire programme is HK$ 100,000
  • (Full-time in two instalments; Part-time in three instalments)

Application Deadline:

  • Full-time: 25 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
  • Part-time: 3 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The Faculty of Arts is an essential part of Hong Kong Baptist University, an institution that is firmly committed to being ”a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic ... Read More

The Faculty of Arts is an essential part of Hong Kong Baptist University, an institution that is firmly committed to being ”a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.” Read less