|The programme provides comprehensive knowledge about language and prepares students for special applications of linguistic analysis to problems arising from the students’ particular interests, careers and concerns. It trains students’ ability to solve language-related problems and has prepared graduates for a range of jobs which require good language skills and for further studies in linguistics.|
In order to fulfill the graduation requirements, students of the programme are required to take five core courses and either (i) two electives and a dissertation, or (ii) four electives (without a dissertation). We will conduct classes on weekday evenings and Saturdays, so that both part-time and full-time students can attend. We may offer a few courses in the daytime so that full-time students can be given more choices of elective courses.
The programme is designed with built-in flexibility. Students may choose to do: (i) part-time study over a normal period of two academic years or (ii) full-time study over a normal period of one year. With the approval of the Programme Director, students can request to extend their study period to a maximum of three part-time years.