Lingnan University (LU) is the only liberal arts university in the territory, and has the longest established tradition among all local institutions of higher education. Its history dates back to 1888 when its forerunner, the prestigious Lingnan University in Guangzhou, was founded. The University seeks to provide its students with quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts tradition from both East and West.
In addition to honours Bachelor's degree programmes, the University also offers Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in Chinese, Cultural Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Translation, Visual Studies, Business, Economics and Social Sciences. Both the MPhil and PhD programmes lead to in-depth study in specific research areas. Full-time MPhil/PhD students will normally be awarded studentships.
The University also offers a number of taught postgraduate programmes,
mostly leading to Master degrees, in Accountancy, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, International Banking and Finance, and Practical Philosophy. [More about postgraduate programmes]