Lingnan University, a global leader in quality education and high impact research, is Hong Kong’s liberal arts university which is ranked 3rd globally for "Quality Education" for two consecutive years in THE University Impact Rankings 2021 and 2022. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise 2020 conducted by the UGC, Lingnan's research in humanities, business and social sciences was classified as "World Leading" (4 star) and "Internationally Excellent" (3 star); and some research disciplines under business and social sciences came 1st or 2nd among all public universities in terms of the percentage of "World Leading" research work.
We have the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Our history can be dated back to 1888, when our forerunner, the Christian College in China, was founded in Guangzhou, and to 1967, when the institution, as Lingnan College, was re-established in Hong Kong. In 2015, Lingnan was named as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts College in Asia” by Forbes.
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, Government and International Affairs, Psychology, Sociology and/or Social Policy, Urban Studies and an MPhil programme in Environmental Science. 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. To offer more diversified learning opportunities, especially for interdisciplinary research studies, Lingnan has been actively seeking collaborative opportunities with overseas universities. The University has been offering a number of full-time PhD programmes in collaboration with Mainland universities. More collaborative programmes with Mainland/overseas universities are currently in the pipelines. To learn more about the achievements of our selected graduates, please click here for the video. [More about research postgraduate programmes]
The University also offers a number of taught postgraduate programmes, mostly leading to doctoral/master’s degrees, in Accountancy, Applied Psychology, Applied Social Sciences, Arts and Cultural Heritage Management, Arts Technology and Business, Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics, Business, Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, China and Regional Studies, Chinese, Cities and Governance, Comparative Public Administration, Comparative Social Policy (International), Creative and Media Industries, Cultural Studies, Curating and Arts History, eBusiness and Supply Chain Management, Environmental, Social and Governance Management, Finance, Global Digital Economy and Governance, Health Analytics and Management, Health and Social Services Management, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, International Affairs, International and Development Economics, International Banking and Finance, International Higher Education and Management, Marketing and International Business, Organisational Psychology and Education Management, Policy Studies, Risk and Insurance Management, Smart Ageing and Gerontology, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Translation Studies and Work and Organisational Psychology. [More about taught postgraduate programmes]
Teaching & Learning
Lingnan adopts a student-oriented approach in teaching and learning, and emphasises close faculty-student relationships. Interaction plays an important role in mobilising students to reach for higher levels of intellectual discourse, analytical thinking and independent research abilities.
The University has well-qualified academic staff who are active in research to guide MPhil and PhD students. The academics who serve as supervisors of MPhil and PhD students will closely guide their students in the early phases of their research and thereafter will be responsible for helping them to work independently. [More about teaching and learning]
Research & Development
Lingnan is fully aware of the need to focus its research efforts on its areas of strength. At Lingnan, research and teaching are seen as interactive, one enriching the other field of endeavour. This synergy between teaching and research is particularly relevant to Lingnan, as our teaching exhibits a strong empirical orientation.
As a liberal arts university, Lingnan is fully committed not only to quality teaching, but also to excellence in research. Lingnan prides itself on being a "liberal arts-plus" university that also excels in research. [More about research and development]
Facilities & Resources
The University campus is located approximately 2 kilometres north of Tuen Mun Town Centre. It has a total area of about 11 hectares and consists of a main campus and an adjacent secondary campus housing the University's teaching/support facilities and Outdoor Sports Ground. The teaching facilities include lecture theatres, lecture rooms, tutorial rooms, computer laboratories, language laboratories, digital media laboratory, general science laboratory, art studio, and black box theatre. The University's Sports Complex provides indoor air-conditioned facilities and outdoor sports facilities.
The University endeavours to provide research postgraduate students with financial assistance to enable them to devote their full efforts to their studies and to facilitate their research and professional development. Postgraduate Studentships (PGSs) are awarded to full-time students to support their daily subsistence, tuition fees and other expenses that may arise during the course of their studies. Normally, a full-time MPhil/PhD student will be awarded a PGS. Conference/Field Trip Sponsorships, Scholarships for overseas research visits and other scholarships are also available. [More about facilities and resources]
School of Graduate Studies
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New Territories, Hong Kong