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Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing all aspects of modern life, raising pressing theoretical and ethical issues. As AI's influence continues to grow, knowledge of these new technologies and their ethical and social impacts becomes crucial. The Master of Arts in Artificial Intelligence and the Future (MAAIF) at Lingnan University offers a unique, comprehensive approach to this emerging field.

What Will I Study?
Unlike traditional IT- and engineering-centric programmes, the MAAIF combines technical and philosophical topics, providing a humanities-based perspective on AI. Our students gain a fundamental understanding of AI and delve into the ethical and social issues arising from AI technologies through a rigorous interdisciplinary programme combining philosophy, computer science, logic, psychology, and literature. Students will acquire a practically applicable set of analytical tools and will learn to think clearly and critically about AI systems. In our wide-ranging curriculum, students will consider the ramifications of AI in a variety of domains, including science, law, economics, public policy, healthcare, and business and finance.

Who is it for?
The broad, interdisciplinary foundation provided by the MAAIF is suitable for anyone, whether you’re a new graduate looking for a future-proof career to an accomplished professional looking to maintain your competitive edge. No specific background in AI is necessary – we provide you with the training necessary to understand cutting-edge AI systems, reason critically about them, and make expert decisions in the AI-driven future.

What can I do with MAAIF?

Designed to align with the Level-6 parameters of Hong Kong Qualification Framework, MAAIF graduates will be well-positioned for careers that blend AI technology with artistic and humanistic pursuits, such as AI Ethicist or Analyst, AI Developer or Art Creator, Educator, and AI Consultant or Strategist. With industries increasingly integrating ethical considerations into their AI strategies, our graduates will find ample opportunities in tech, healthcare, finance, and government sectors, both in Hong Kong and abroad.

Why Lingnan?
The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University is one of the leading anglophone philosophy departments in East Asia and home to the Hong Kong Catastrophic Risk Centre. Students will enjoy unprecedented access to an international network of research and business leaders in AI. Classes will be held at Lingnan’s state-of-the-art M+ Campus in the heart of the West Kowloon Cultural District (Subject to approval).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MAAIF, students will be able to:

  • Explain basic theoretical and ethical principles underlying the growing field of AI.
  • Communicate technical and ethical concepts related to AI to different audiences, including researchers, policymakers and non-experts.
  • Generate strategies for creating more responsible, ethical, and human-centered AI systems and applications.
  • Identify and critically assess the potential risks associated with AI development and implementation, including issues related to fairness, bias, job displacement and existential risks.

Career Prospects

Our graduates will be especially well-positioned to take up jobs that combine AI technology with artistic or humanistic pursuits. Examples of career paths include:

  • Art Creator: Collaborating with teams designing AI systems for various purposes that meet ethical and societal standards.
  • Educator: Teaching and training others on the principles, ethical standards, and challenges of AI and how to deploy AI technologies in responsible, sustainable, and effective ways.
  • AI Consultant or Strategist: Providing advice and guidance to organizations on how to utilize AI technologies ethically for their business goals while minimizing security risks and maximizing benefits.
  • Data Analyst: Interpreting complex digital data to assist businesses in decision-making, while ensuring ethical use of AI and data privacy.
  • Compliance Officer: Ensuring corporate activities are in line with ethical guidelines and regulations related to AI use.
  • Start-Up Founder: Launching innovative businesses that leverage AI technologies in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

Course Details

The MAAIF is composed of 30 credits including
4 required courses (12 credits), 4 programme electives (12 credits),
and a capstone project (6 credits). For course descriptions: please refer to here.

Required Courses (12 credits)

Contemporary Issues in AI

Introduction to Automated Reasoning

Ethics of AI

Minds & Machines

Programme Electives (12 credits, any 4 courses)

Computability and Logic

AI and Risk

Sci-fi, AI, and Reality

Policy, Business, and Regulatory Issues in AI

Applications of AI in Science and Medicine

Anticipating AI Futures

Capstone Project (6 credits)

Capstone Project

Medium of Instruction

English

Study Modes

1-year Full-time

2-year Part-time

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Master of Arts in Artificial Intelligence and the Future offered by Lingnan University, students must, where applicable:

Degree ClassificationMinimum Cumulative G.P.A.
Distinction3.50
Pass2.67

Admission Requirements

Applicants shall fulfil the minimum admission requirements for taught master’s degree programmes as follows.


Academic Qualification(s):

  • hold a relevant bachelor’s degree awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
  • have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
  • have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.


English Proficiency:

In addition to the above, applicants whose degree or, exceptionally, an alternative qualification deemed equivalent from a tertiary institution not using English as the medium of instruction (MOI) for the programme should obtain:

  • a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)1 2; or
  • a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)1, or
  • an equivalent score in a recognised test, or
  • an equivalent qualification to prove his/her English language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

1For IELTS and TOEFL qualifications, the University only accepts results that are within the validity period, viz. 2 years, from the time of submission of an admission application for the specific intake cohort.

2For an applicant using TOEFL “MyBest scores” to fulfil the minimum required score of 79, interview or other means will be used to assess the applicant’s proficiency in English.

Application, Tuition, Scholarship

Tuition Fee

1-year Full-time: For 2024-2025 intake, the annual tuition fee for full-time study is HK$150,000.

1-year Part-time: For 2024-2025 intake, the annual tuition fee for part-time study is HK$75,000.

Entrance Scholarship

Scholarships for outstanding students will be considered on the basis of academic merit. All students admitted to the programme will automatically be considered for the scholarships. No application is required.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via Lingnan University's Online Application System*. A non-refundable HK$400 application fee is required upon submission.

* Note: All documents submitted will not be returned. Information on all unsuccessful applicants and applicants who have declined the offer will be destroyed after the admission exercise. All application fees paid are non-refundable and no receipt for application fee will be issued.

Application Period

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until all places are filled.

No application will be considered after 30 Jun 2024.

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Contact Us

Tel no.: (852) 2616 7427

Email: maaif@LN.edu.hk

Address:

Master of Arts in Artificial Intelligence and the Future

HSH201, 2/F, Ho Sin Hang Building

Lingnan University

8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, NT, Hong Kong

香港新界屯門青山公路 8 號嶺南大學

何善衡樓 2 樓 HSH201 室

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