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.

HKU ranked 31st in the world in Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings 2020, one of the only four Asian Universities to have made it into the top 40 in this year's exercise which ranked 500 universities worldwide. 

The University’s overall ranking in the Arts & Humanities is 16th in the QS World University Subject Rankings in 2019.  The Faculty made the global top 30 in two subjects: Linguistics (11th) and Modern Languages (23rd).  The 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     ah     MBC

MBS     1     MACLL

MFA in Creative Writing in English     MA in English Studies     mal      

MA in Literary & Cultural Studies     MAT

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).


US News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report 2021
Best Global Universities by Subject

1st in Asia

1st in Hong Kong

Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020

2nd in Asia

1st in Hong Kong in Arts and Humanities


QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020


1st in Hong Kong in Arts and Humanities