Prospective Students

Taught Postgraduate

Taught Postgraduate

The Faculty of Arts is one of the flagship faculties of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and is an internationally renowned and leading humanities faculty.  It is ranked 1st in Asia and 19th in the world for Arts and Humanities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2022, the only one Asian University to have made it into the top 30 this year among 250 universities worldwide.  It is also ranked 2nd in Asia and 1st in Hong Kong in Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022 and 3rd in Asia and 1st in Hong Kong in Arts and Humanities in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021.  Its Linguistics and Modern Languages subjects are also internationally renowned, ranked 11th and 26th respectively in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021The Faculty of Arts’ presence amongst the best institutions in the world is evidence of its exceptional record in teaching and research.

The Faculty strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars and students from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research, and knowledge exchange.  We are dedicated to fulfilling our mission to produce graduates with highly developed analytical, linguistic, critical and creative skills, for leadership and success in their professional and life endeavours.

The Faculty is committed to serving the lifelong learning needs of the community.  Information on our top-quality taught postgraduate programmes are available at the Postgraduate Prospectus and in the following programme websites:

MA in Applied Linguistics     MA in Art History     Master of Buddhist Counselling

Master of Buddhist Studies     MA in Chinese Historical Studies     MA in Chinese Language & Literature

MFA in Creative Writing in English     MA in English Studies     MA in Linguistics      

MA in Literary & Cultural Studies     MA in Translation

We look forward to welcoming you at the Faculty of Arts and being your partner in lifelong learning!


1The Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies programme (Full-time and Part-time) has been included in the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowship Scheme by the University Grant Council (UGC) in the 2021/22 academic year. Three successful applicants will each receive a subsidy of up to HK$120,000. Interested prospective students are required to fill in an online application form for Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2021-2022 - MALCS by 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 5, 2021.  Only local students are eligible for this Fellowship. Please refer to UGC’s website or Programme’s website for more information about the scheme.

#These progarmmes have been approved by the Vetting Committee of the Education Bureau to be included on the list of "Programmes accepted for Grants under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers" of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR).


U.S. News & World Report 2022
Best Global Universities by Subject

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022

2nd in Asia

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021