PhD in English (Literary Studies) Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level PHD
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 16222-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
PhD in English (Literary Studies)

Programme Information
Students are required to write a research thesis which will make an original contribution to English literary studies. They are expected to have an excellent command of English, the official language of the thesis. Students are also expected to study an additional language other than English and Chinese. In addition to the thesis, students must pass a qualifying examination within the first year of study before they can be advanced to PhD candidature.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have majored in Literature or subjects in a related field. Applicants are expected to hold a Master’s degree or MPhil awarded by this University or a recognized university.
Please submit the following materials:

      1. Sample of a research paper (5,000-7,000 words);
      2. Research proposal (1,500 words)

      About University

      Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

      Unique College System

      CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

      Academic Programmes

      At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

      Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

      Research Excellence

      CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

      The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

      Great Campus in a Great City

      CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.


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