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Description of the Courses

MPhil and PhD programs

The MPhil Degree is 24 months (full time) or 36 months (part time) beginning on Sept 1 or January 1.

The 3-year PhD Degree is 36 months (full time) or 54 months (part time).

The 4-year PhD Degree is 48 months (full time) or 72 months (part time).

During their candidature students undertake Coursework and a Thesis.

Coursework

For Students admitted after September 2016

Students must complete:

Students may also take up to two further courses from another School, if given permission by their supervisor and the Chair of the DRPC. However, passing such additional courses does not form part of the coursework requirement of the School.

Students may elect to replace the following courses taught in the Graduate School with SMLC7003, SMLC7004 and SMLC7005 when offered:

GRSC6034 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)
GRSC6036 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)
GRSC6020 Introduction to Thesis Writing (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)
GRSC6008 Transferrable Skills

See full details of GRSC courses on Graduate School’s website: https://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/current-students/courses-workshops-dialogues-career-preparation/coursework-enrolment

These courses are assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.

For Students enrolled before September 2016

MPhil and 4-year PhD students in the School must complete 7 coursework components:

SMLC7001: Orientalism and Occidentalism (formerly SMLC6001)
SMLC7002: Research Colloquium I (formerly SMLC6002)
SMLC7003: Research Methods (The Humanities and the Area Studies)
SMLC7004: Thesis Writing (The Humanities and the Area Studies)
SMLC7005: Transferrable Skills (The Humanities and the Area Studies)
GRSC6030: Research Ethics for Graduate Students (Faculties of Arts & Architecture)

And one elective from the list below:
SMLC7021: Research Colloquium II (formerly SMLC6004)
SMLC7022: Readings in Area Studies (formerly SMLC6003)
SMLC7023: Western Civilizations and the Development of the Theoretical Understanding of the Human World (formerly SMLC6005)
SMLC7024: Advanced Studies in American Studies (formerly SMLC6006)
SMLC7025: Advanced Studies in American Cultural History (formerly SMLC6007)

Thesis

MPhil students complete a thesis that is normally around 50,000 words long under the guidance of their supervisors.

PhD students complete a thesis that is normally around 90,000 words long under the guidance of their supervisors.

   
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