The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English


In the Department of English, our primary mission is to provide applied English language studies for the professions, and we aim to be recognised internationally as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate studies focusing on professional communication. Applied English language studies include not only the acquisition of the very high level of English language skills needed to succeed professionally but also a thorough and critical understanding of the English language and a developed awareness of English communication in multicultural professional contexts.

There is a clear need in Hong Kong for graduates with highly developed knowledge of language and communication, along with critical thinking skills, who are able to contribute to a range of professional and business contexts. No matter whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, the Department of English is one of Hong Kong's key providers of graduates with the kinds of English communication and language skills and knowledge that are so highly prized by the professions.

Our programmes have innovative features that make them very popular with students, their parents and students' eventual employers, and help our students to develop the all-round skills and attributes prized by PolyU and society as a whole.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MA in English Studies for the Professions (MAESP)

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The MA in English Studies for the Professions (MAESP) programme provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and professional contexts. [+]

Department of English

Established in 1988, the Department of English is a leader in applied English language studies. Our internationally-recognised academic staff will help you acquire the high levels of English skills needed to succeed professionally, and provide a comprehensive and critical understanding of English communication in multicultural professional contexts.

Our team of experts has a wide range of research interests in language and professional communication; media and communication; language teaching and learning; linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics; and intercultural communication. Our postgraduate students go on to work in a number of exciting and international contexts around the world.... [-]


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