Master of Arts in Practical Philosophy will cease operation in 2019-2020 academic year.
The Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess an honours degree in any field from a recognized institution.

Applicants with other acceptable and equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants that have a basic training in philosophy will be given preference. (Note: Applicants with prior training in philosophy should also specify the level attained and provide relevant supporting documents.)

An applicant whose degree or, exceptionally, an alternative qualification deemed equivalent is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/ her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that some courses, especially those about Chinese philosophy, will be taught in Cantonese or Mandarin.


Application Fee HKD400.00


Please click here for online application. (Full-time application only)

Non-local: 31 March 2018

Local: 30 June 2018

Tuition Fee
2018 - 2019 Intakes : HK $80,000 ( by 2 installments )
2017 - 2018 Intakes : HK $76,000 ( by 4 installments )
2016 - 2017 Intakes : HK $72,000 ( by 4 installments )
Full-time only.
Auditing Fee
The tuition fee is HKD 10,000 per course (3 credits). Cheque should be crossed and made payable to "Lingnan University" and sent to "MA in Practical Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Tuen Mum" (Please write your name/contact number at the back of your cheque) together with the completed application form. Please enclose a copy of your curriculum vitae and Hong Kong Identity Card.

Regulation Governing Visiting and Auditing Students by the University ( Click to open the regulation )
Further Enquiries
For further enquiries, please contact MA Programme Coordinator, Ms. Tsang Chiu-yu at 2616 7409.
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