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Master of Arts (MA) in Ethics and Public Affairs

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee HK$110,000/programme (2-year Part-time: HK$73,400/1st academic year, HK$36,600/2nd academic year)

Cut Off Date 24 Jul 2024

Year of Entry 2024 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date9 Oct 2023

Application Deadline5 Jun 2024 (non-local)
24 Jul 2024 (local)

Programme DirectorProf KWAN Kai Man

Selection Process
  1. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed should the Programme Board deem it necessary.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
  1. To enable students to develop multiple interpretive perspectives (religious and philosophical) on perennial and contemporary issues in different contexts of public affairs.
  2. To help students appreciate and respect diversity within modern society in order to assess and handle conflicting values in critically informed and creative ways.
  3. To help students further develop and reflect on their own values, so that they will be able to justify their own decisions, judgments and convictions, and so become informed and responsible citizens in their community, nation and the world.
  4. To equip future secondary school Liberal Studies teachers with subject knowledge of most modules.
  5. To stimulate the students’ interest in, and a reflective understanding of, public affairs.
  6. To enhance awareness and knowledge of the value dimensions of discourses on economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and environmental affairs.
  7. To provide a transition to the eventual pursuit of further studies in various disciplines.

Programme Structure

Programme Elective Stream27 units
Foundation Courses6 units
Required Courses18 units
Elective Courses3 units
Dissertation Stream27 units
Foundation Courses6 units
 Required / Elective Courses15 units
Dissertation6 units
Study CurriculumThe study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.


Academic Qualification


Applicants should possess:


  1. a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or comparable institution; or
  2. a qualification deemed to be equivalent.


Language Proficiency Requirement


Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s degrees were obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:


  1. a score of 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL*; or
  2. an overall band score of 6.0 in IELTS*; or
  3. a score of 450 in the College English Test band 6 (CET-6) of China*.

*Note: Test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter. TOEFL iBT Home Edition or IELTS Indicator test is not accepted. 

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.