Lingnan University

Introduction

Lingnan is Hong Kong’s liberal arts university, whose small size, top international faculty and strong emphasis on close staff/student relations offer a unique environment for the pursuit of advanced studies in this exciting part of the world, in the areas covered by the university which are the range of disciplines in the Arts, Business and Social Sciences. Our top value is student-centred learning and hence, for graduates, to ensure close and supportive thesis supervision. At Lingnan, students establish peer-type working relationships with world-class scholars who offer expert and close-contact supervision in their respective areas.


We offer twelve popular and excellent research-based MPhil/PhD programmes. Both MPhil and PhD programmes lead to in-depth study in specific research areas as follows:

  • Arts - Chinese; Cultural Studies; English; History; Philosophy; Translation; and Visual Studies;
  • Business including Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Information Systems Management, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Operations Management ;
  • Social Sciences - Economics; Political Science; Psychology and Sociology and/or Social Policy

The University also offers eight taught postgraduate programmes to equip students with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of a specific discipline; a broad multidisciplinary understanding of general knowledge, and the ability to effectively utilise knowledge at an advanced level in professional contexts and to solve real-world problems.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun + 1 more

The Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management is designed for those who want to seriously study international higher education, policy, and governance, as well as management and leadership issues in managing the contemporary university. [+]

Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management

The Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management is designed for those who want to seriously study international higher education, policy, and governance, as well as management and leadership issues in managing a contemporary university. The IHEM Program would appeal to those who currently, or aspire to, assume advanced management or policy-making positions in the higher education sector.

The IHEM Program will offer students truly comparative and international perspectives in understanding rapid social, economic and political changes in the context of globalization confronting contemporary universities. It creates an international platform for leading scholars in the international higher education, policy, and management field to engage with students in critical analysis of coping strategies and changing university governance when contemporary universities have to deal with rapid social, economic, demographic and political transformations across different parts of the globe.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in e-Business and Supply Chain Management (MSceBSCM)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

I am delighted to introduce you to our Master of Science (M.Sc.) in e-Business and Supply Chain Management Program at Lingnan University’s Department of Computing and Decision Sciences. [+]

MSc in e-Business and Supply Chain Management (MSceBSCM)

I am delighted to introduce you to our Master of Science (M.Sc.) in e-Business and Supply Chain Management Program at Lingnan University’s Department of Computing and Decision Sciences. The one-year, full-time program is mainly designed to educate students with information technology (IT) background about key management strategies and approaches in the e-Business environment, and also help students with or without IT background understand and utilize the IT for supply chain integration in the international and global context. Our focus on the management of supply chain operations in eBusiness with international and global issues is in agreement with the high demand for qualified IT and supply chain managers in the industry.... [-]


Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB) Programme is offered and managed by the Department of Management, Lingnan University. This full-time programme began in September 2010. [+]

1. Introduction

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB) Programme is offered and managed by the Department of Management, Lingnan University. This full-time programme began in September 2010. The normal duration for the programme is one year full time. The Programme provides students with an internationalised and highly interactive learning environment. It aims to equip students, entering either with business degrees or non-business degrees, with the necessary management competencies to pursue careers in human resource management and leadership.

Lingnan University was officially certified for the achievement of initial accreditation of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in December 2010.... [-]


Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

We are excited to introduce you to this distinctive Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF) Program, hosted by the Economics Department of Lingnan University. [+]

MSc in International Banking and Finance (MIBF)

We are excited to introduce you to this distinctive Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF) Program, hosted by the Economics Department of Lingnan University. Let us give you ten strong reasons why this Program deserves your serious consideration:

A strong host department: the Economics Department of Lingnan is ranked fifth among all economic research institutions in China; among the Economics Departments in Hong Kong, Lingnan is ranked third in terms of 4* (the highest world-leading quality) publications in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise; A broad-based and internationally oriented Program curriculum that strikes a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge: about 20 courses in Banking, Economics, Finance and related areas are offered every year; Excellent quality and satisfaction: over 90% of graduates rated the overall quality of the Program as “good” or “excellent” and over 80% inclined to recommend the Program to their friends; Over HK$1 million (US$130,000) of scholarships and tuition waivers for outstanding local and non-local students; A dynamic mix of students with international cultures and experiences; Good opportunities for placement and further studies; Subsidised local and overseas internships; Double-Master Programs with Reputable Overseas Universities: Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA ) in France, University of Barcelona (UAB) in Spain, and the University of Leicester in UK*; Intensive summer refresher courses for those students who come from diverse background; Sponsored overseas study tour to an Asia financial center. Aims and Objectives

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Master of Science in Marketing and International Business (MScMIB)

Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Lingnan University Master of Science Program in Marketing and International Business (MScMIB) builds on high-quality teaching, active-research expertise and professional connections. The program provides a superior education that orientates students to a successful career in marketing and international business fields. [+]

Lingnan University Master of Science Program in Marketing and International Business (MScMIB) builds on high-quality teaching, active-research expertise and professional connections. The program provides a superior education that orientates students to a successful career in marketing and international business fields.

The MSc Program in Marketing and International Business draws on the department's high-quality teaching, active-research expertise, and industry-wide connections to enhance students' knowledge and skills in the field of marketing and international business.

With an emphasis on the application of cutting-edge concepts, tools and techniques in the field of marketing and business management through a national and international context, the program aspires to provide a high-quality education that orientates business and non-business students to a career in marketing and international business fields through its balanced curriculum content design, liberal-art oriented small-class teaching, individualized personal advising system, and outcome-based learning assessments.... [-]


Master of Science in Work and Organisational Psychology Programme (MWOP)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun + 1 more

MWOP helps you differentiate yourself in the vast pool of HR and Consulting talent. [+]

Applied Psychology to Business

MWOP helps you differentiate yourself in the vast pool of HR and Consulting talent.

1. Scientific and evidence-basedGrounded in science, work and organizational psychology helps you excel in the data-driven world of modern management. It uses scientific research into human behaviour to develop workplace solutions, as well as enhance occupational health and well-being.2. Double master degree programmeOffers a double master degree with Master of Applied Psychology (MAP) Programme with Beijing Normal University. 3. Registered Psychologist membershipMWOP graduate is eligible to apply for the Registered Psychologist membership recognised by the Hong Kong Psychological Society.4. Comprehensive career supportMWOP provides exclusive tailored career support for students to systematically explore and develop themselves in the HR and Consulting fields.... [-]


MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

The Master of Science (MSc) in Finance is offered and managed by the Department of Finance and Insurance (F & I) at Lingnan University. The MSc Degree will give a broad coverage of the major areas in finance, with an emphasis on fundamental principles and professional practice. [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) in Finance is offered and managed by the Department of Finance and Insurance (F & I) at Lingnan University. The MSc Degree will give a broad coverage of the major areas in finance, with an emphasis on fundamental principles and professional practice. As such, the Degree will cover asset pricing, commercial and investment banking, corporate finance, financial engineering, insurance, investments, risk management, and wealth management.

The inclusion of insurance electives will increase the appeal of the degree to both students and potential employers, and it represents an area of strength in the Department. The staff members in the Department of Finance and Insurance are well placed to deliver professionally relevant courses as is evidenced by their professional and academic qualifications in finance, economics, insurance, risk management, accounting and taxation.... [-]


Master

Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) (IMCSP)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun + 1 more

We are excited to introduce you to this unique Master’s programme, which builds on the joint research and teaching excellence in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong and its network of international partners. [+]

We are excited to introduce you to this unique Master’s programme, which builds on the joint research and teaching excellence in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong and its network of international partners.

Three reasons to choose the IMCSP programme

As an IMCSP graduate, you will possess the necessary comparative focus, international outlook, and personal initiative to build your own career in government, think tanks, NGOs, or various private sector occupations.

(1) Develop your knowledge in the key areas of comparative social policy analysis:

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MPhil in Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Lingnan excels not only in teaching but also in research. According to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise conducted by University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong SAR, the [+]

MPhil in Business

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Faculty of Business

Department of Accountancy By topical area, the Accountancy Department at Lingnan in the last 6 years ranks 21st worldwide in taxation research according to a comprehensive survey “Accounting Rankings for Universities 2014” by Brigham Young University (www.byuaccounting.net) and is the leader in taxation research in Hong Kong. The Department has published tax research in top-tier academic journals, including The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting and Economics; and Journal of the American Taxation Association. The Department also ranks highly in auditing research according to the same study, and has published auditing research in the leading journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research; Review of Accounting Studies; Accounting, Organization and Society; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; and Journal of International Accounting Research. The accounting faculty also has an interest in corporate governance and ethics research. Our faculty members’ membership in the Editorial Review Board of leading research journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and Journal of the American Taxation Association is clear recognition of our research standing. Our research contributes to accounting theory and practice that offers significant insights to the accountancy profession in the Mainland and Hong Kong.... [-]


MPhil in Chinese

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Lingnan is now offering MPhil and PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in various areas. [+]

MPhil in Chinese

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Lingnan is now offering MPhil programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in the following areas:

Chinese language, linguistics and stylistics Classical Chinese literature Comparative literature Literary theory Literature and cinema Modern and contemporary literature in Chinese (from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan) Teaching of creative writing and media writing 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$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8).... [-]


MPhil in Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Established in 2000, the Department is the first and still the only place in the Chinese-speaking world with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty of staff committed exclusively to the teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies. [+]

MPhil in Cultural Studies

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Established in 2000, the Department of Cultural Studies is the first department of its kind in Asia, with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty committed exclusively to teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies.

For our post-graduate students, we provide close-contact supervision and working relationships with world-class scholars. Students can avail of travel grants to participate in conferences worldwide. We also offer various opportunities for exposure to workshops in different locations through our Inter-Asia cultural studies networks.

Application for Admission ... [-]

MPhil in Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

With 12 regular academic staff, the Economics Department is large by Lingnan’s standards. Its members all hold PhDs from top universities internationally, and now counts with world-renowned Professor Avinash Dixit from Princeton University as its Distinguished Adjunct Professor (spending periods of 6 to 8 weeks with us annually). [+]

MPhil in Economics

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

With 12 regular academic staff, the Economics Department is large by Lingnan’s standards. Its members all hold PhDs from top universities internationally, and now counts with world-renowned Professor Avinash Dixit from Princeton University as its Distinguished Adjunct Professor (spending periods of 6 to 8 weeks with us annually). The Economics Department has been punching above its weight on research since being rated among the top 2 highest Economics Departments in Hong Kong in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2006) conducted by the Hong Kong Government, with a huge 94.13% score against an average 76.72% in Business and Economics in Hong Kong’s universities generally. Equally important for our research students, the Department hosts a constant string of top scholars from around the world for short visits and seminars.... [-]


MPhil in English

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in Contemporary English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in... [+]

MPhil in English

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in English, Applied Linguistic Studies and Language Studies. We recognize English as an international discourse or lingua franca, no longer a literature and language belonging to Britain and North America.

While we embrace a wide range of interests in applied linguistics, pedagogy and literary studies, we are especially strong on

critical theory semiotics critical digital literacy Asian Literatures in English Neo-Victorian Studies sociolinguistics English in Hong Kong Tragic drama and tragic discourse ... [-]

MPhil in History

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specialises in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural history, historiography, and political history. He has also published historical translations. [+]

MPhil in History

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of History at Lingnan currently has nine full time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history.

Professor Han Xiaorong is a specialist of 20th century Chinese and Vietnamese history, focusing on peasant movements, ethnic relations, and regional interactions and integration.

Professor Liu Guanglin, William’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective.... [-]


MPhil in Philosophy

Campus Full time September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 15 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. [+]

MPhil in Philosophy

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 13 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. The work of Lingnan philosophers has been published by leading publishers (like Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press) and in top journals (like British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Mind, Nous, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Science).... [-]


MPhil in Political Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Internationally-experienced faculty members have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Science Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, public policy and environmental studies. [+]

MPhil in Political Science

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Internationally-experienced faculty members in the Department of Political Science have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, and environmental studies. Particular strengths in instruction and supervision include Chinese reform politics, regionalism, global environmental politics, sport-politics nexus, Chinese foreign and security policies, Korean peninsula politics, and democratisation in Asia.... [-]


MPhil in Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, work-life balance, and human-computer interaction, etc. [+]

MPhil in Psychology

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, and human-computer interaction, etc. Members of staff have internationally recognised expertise in the areas of:

Occupational health psychology (occupational stress, work-life balance, psychology of safety, job insecurity) Positive psychology (positive emotion, positive leadership, psychological capital including resilience, self-efficacy, optimism and hope.) Cross-cultural psychology Applied social psychology Interpersonal communication Human error, human-computer interaction Human cognition Sensation and perception Application for Admission ... [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS.

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including:... [-]


MPhil in Translation

Campus Full time September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong, with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognised as one of the top translation departments in Greater China, following a proud tradition of excellence in scholarship and teaching. [+]

MPhil in Translation

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong, with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognised as one of the top translation departments in Greater China, following a proud tradition of excellence in scholarship and teaching. In recent years, professors in the Department have published extensively in many important international journals. Our very strength is in translation theory and members bring their interdisciplinary interests to their research, which reflects the developments of Translation Studies. We are affiliated with two translation journals: Translation Quarterly and Translation and Cross-Cultural Studies. Earlier this year, the Head of Department was also appointed as the 2017 CETRA Chair Professor of Translation by the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Belgium.... [-]


MPhil in Visual Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. The emphasis on philosophical aesthetics gives Visual Studies at Lingnan a unique profile, as does the emphasis on cognitive approaches to film, museum studies, art and well-being and Chinese art. For more information about our department, please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/.

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$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8). ... [-]


Contact

Address Lingnan University 8 Castle Peak Road
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Website http://www.ln.edu.hk/admissions/postgraduate
Phone (852) 2616 8750