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Our Curriculum 課程內容

Master of Cultural Studies 文化研究碩士

The programme consists of a core module and a set of elective courses.  Students must complete 4 courses (12 credits) in the core module.  In addition to this basic requirement, they can take any 4 courses[1] or 5 courses[2] (12 credits) chosen from a set of elective courses.  To graduate, students must complete a total of 24 credits (8 or 9 courses, with 4 core and 4[1] or 5[2] elective).  The teaching pattern is normally a 3-hour seminar per week for each course (Except for CUS513, CUS514 and CUS515).  The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

學生必須修滿二十四學分(八或九個科目,包括四個必修科及四[1]或五[2]個選修科)。授課形式以每科每星期連續三小時研討班為主(CUS513,CUS514及 CUS515除外)。 課程架構如下:

Area of Concentration 專修範圍

Learning Outcomes 學習成效


  • Objectives

    The MCS programme is designed to enable students:

    1. to acquire up-to-date theoretical and practical essentials, as well as their linkages, in cultural studies;
    2. to broaden their intellectual horizon across the boundaries of academic and professional disciplines;
    3. to form critical perspectives for understanding the complex processes of contemporary cultural production;
    4. to be equipped with the necessary skills to analyze the constraints and potentials of their respective professional practices in the rapidly changing contemporary context; and
    5. to apply cultural studies in practicing critical pedagogy in various fields.
  • Profile of the Ideal Lingnan Graduate

    Liberal arts education at Lingnan University aims to instill a sense of civic duty in our students and to cultivate skills, competences and sensibilities that enable graduates to pursue their goals in a rapidly changing social, cultural and economic environment. Lingnan graduates will have breadth and depth of vision, the desire and capacity for public service, an awareness of the complexities that characterize enduring human dilemmas, and, accordingly, maturity of judgement. Excellent as leaders and employees, Lingnan graduates will be the beneficiaries of a multi-dimensional approach to learning.

  • Learning Outcomes for Taught Postgraduate Programmes

    For taught postgraduate programmes, Lingnan graduates are expected to possess the following attributes:

    • Independent and Critical Scholar: LU graduates will possess in-depth discipline specific knowledge as well as a diverse range of a professional and scholarship skills.
    • Advanced Professional Problem-solver: LU graduates will have a deep understanding of discipline knowledge to creatively solve complex problems and provide innovative solutions.
    • Critical and Creative: LU graduates will be critically analytical and have a creative perspective and outlook in their research areas / professional discipline.
    • Skilled Communicator: LU graduates will be advanced communicators and be able to articulate clearly and coherently in written, digital and oral forms.
    • Ethically and Socially Responsible Researcher/Professional: LU graduates will be reflective, ethical and socially responsible in conducting their research / professional practice.
  • Learning Outcomes for Master of Cultural Studies Programme

    The intended learning outcomes of the programme are in alignment with the University’s mission of enabling “students to think, judge, care and ultimately act responsibly in the changing circumstances of Hong Kong, the region and the world.” Students, after the completion of this programme, will be able to

    1. demonstrate a refinement of the professional and cultural resources they already have to better analyze and evaluate the complex processes of cultural work and production today, and
    2. Identify and assess the constraints and potentials, as well as new challenges and emergent problems, of their respective professional practices in the rapidly changing contemporary context
    1. 展示他們已掌握的優化專業和文化資源,從中可更靈活地分析和評估當今複雜的文化工作和產業;以及
    2. 在瞬息萬變的當代框架下,在各自專業的實踐中能夠識別和評估其限制、潛力和當中新的挑戰及迫切的問題。

Areas of Concentration 專修範圍

  • MCS (DCI)

    For those who have opted for the Concentration, upon graduation, they shall be able to:

    1. Utilise theoretical and methodological approaches to critically address and assess the complex processes of contemporary culture and related social and cultural issues.
    2. Effectively articulate their ideas related to digital and cultural commoning strategies and SDGs, especially in urban settings, when communicating with diverse audiences.
    3. Apply their knowledge to tackle the changing social and cultural landscape.

Committees 委員會

Master of Cultural Studies Advisory Board (AB), Programme and Curriculum Committee (PCC) and Staff-Student Consultation Committee (SSCC)

  • MCS (Including MCS(DCI))

    Advisory Board on Cultural Studies

    Programme and Curriculum Committee (PCC)

    The MCS PCC will be set up under the Cultural Studies Department to provide a mechanism whereby the University carries out its responsibility to assure the satisfactory operation of the programme. The composition of the MCS PCC is as follows:

    Terms of reference

    • To take charge of the MCS programme including the design, implementation and review of the curriculum.
    • To liaise with the Registry/School of Graduate Studies on all academic matters including review of academic regulations and examination matters.
    • To review and carry out the admissions policy for the MCS programme.
    • To make sure that the intended student learning outcomes will be achieved.
    • To report to the Cultural Studies Department Board on the progress, review and development of the MCS programme.
    • To deal with all other matters related to the MCS programme.

    Membership in 2023-24

    Programme Director

    Prof. TANG Tse-shang Denise (as appointed by the Department Board)

    Deputy Director (as appointed by the Department Board)
    Prof. ZHOU Yang
    Head of host Department (ex-officio member, if not concurrently the Programme Director)
    Prof. PUN Ngai
    Chair Professor of Cultural Studies (ex-officio member)
    Prof. PUN Ngai

    Two members elected among the full-time academic staff of the Cultural Studies Department (or their representatives)
    Prof. KINDLER Benjamin
    Prof. LU Miao
    Two student representatives
    Year 1 : CHEN Yingxin
    Year 1 : ZHONG Xiaoyi

    Secretary: Ms. MAN Shan-shan
    A member of staff appointed by the Chairperson
    Observers: The teachers of the MCS in the current academic year (to be invited to meetings on teaching and student assessment matters.)

    Staff-Student Consultation Committee (SSCC)

    Terms of reference

    • To promote understanding between students and teaching staff. 
    • To consider feedback from students regarding teaching, learning, and course evaluation and issues of importance for enhancing teaching and learning quality. 
    • To review and monitor the learning and teaching quality assurance mechanisms and processes within the programme. 
    • To provide feedback to students on changes made to courses and teaching in response to various channels of course evaluation. 
    • To formulate strategies in helping students to learn more effectively. 
    • To consider any other matters of concern to students.


    Programme Director OR Deputy Director

    Prof. TANG Tse-shang Denise (appointed by the Department Board)

    Up to two teaching members of the programme
    Two student representatives
    Year 1 : CHEN Yingxin
    Year 1 : ZHONG Xiaoyi

    Secretary: Ms. MAN Shan-shan (A member of staff appointed by the Chairperson)

    Observers: The teachers of the MCS courses in the current academic year


  • MCS = Master of Cultural Studies 文化研究碩士
  • MCS(DCI) = Master of Cultural Studies (Digital and Cultural Innovation) 文化研究(數字與文化創新)碩士