The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Programme is hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature. This Programme is designed in response to the network culture of the 21st century where interconnectedness becomes a new model for education, particularly in higher education systems. There are now many cross-disciplinary academic programmes in universities all over the world which endeavor to develop their study-areas right at the interface between existing modes of knowledge ‘owned’ by separate departments. The design of all the courses in the Programme has adopted an interdisciplinary approach which aims to create interdisciplinary knowledge between science and humanities, science and philosophy, language and literature, literature and visual arts, ecology and humanities, etc.
In this Programme, all courses will be taught in English. Cultural and literary texts will encompass global and regional texts, in which interdisciplinary issues will help students broaden their horizons towards a new model of knowledge-making in the 21st century and beyond.
- To expand students’ conceptual framework.
- To equip graduates to respond positively and creatively to new and substantially different points of view.
- To help students synthesize knowledge in different fields with the aim of constructing an interdisciplinary paradigm in both real world problem solving and academic study.
- To enhance students’ creativity and their potential to take on managerial and cultural jobs upon graduation.
- To provide a firm theoretical foundation for students who wish to advance to MPhil or PhD programmes both overseas and locally which emphasize an interdisciplinary approach.
- Applicants should have graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
- Applicants should have completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree; and
- All applicants should submit IELTS (academic) results for assessment (normally not lower than 6.5). Exemptions from this requirement may be granted to local and overseas university graduates with a degree in English from a recognized university.