Start of Programme:
Fall intake only
Mode of Study:

One year, full-time

Streams of Study:

There are two programme streams:

(1) Chinese Arts and Culture (CAC) (focusing on film, literature, and art history)
(2) Issues in Contemporary China (ICC) (focusing on politics, society, and international relations)

Applicants will choose a stream during the admissions process.


Coursework Requirements

Students are required to complete 24 units for graduation. Please click here for course offerings in 2023-24.

3 units
Any seven courses with at least four courses within one’s selected stream (CAC or ICC) as prescribed in the course list.
21 units

Total: 24 units

Other Requirements
  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.
  • Students must fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement. A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the first term will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies, which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage.
  • No more than 3 units may be taken at undergraduate level (4000) and these will count toward the minimum course units for graduation only if the student achieves a course grade of B- or above.
  • If a student fails a course, s/he must enroll an additional 3-unit course and receive a passing grade in order to complete the degree. A supplementary course fee in the academic year 2023-24 is HK$18,750 ($6,250 per unit).
  • If a student enrolls in a course in addition to the 24 units required to complete the degree, the same course fee applies.