Master of Philosophy in Chinese and History
Credit Units Required for Graduation
7 and SG8001
The MPhil in Language, Communication and Creativity is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of Chinese culture from social, political, economic, cultural, archaeological, historical, and philosophical perspectives. The programme is dedicated to the interdisciplinary studies of Chinese culture, with focus on a wide range of research areas, such as Chinese language, literature, history, cultural heritage studies, visual studies, museum studies, and philosophy.
Students will become acquainted with the major trends in the discipline and the possible correlation to scholarship of both theories and works in the Chinese culture field at present. The programme trains students to think about Chinese language, literature, history, cultural heritage and philosophy sophisticatedly in conceptual, theoretical and methodological ways through a flexible programme.
The programme attends to the full range of interdisciplinary theory and perspective drawn from relevant domains in the language, literature, history, cultural heritage and philosophy, as well as other related professional fields, including:
• Documentology, poetry, fiction, philology, phonetics and semantics;
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of academic writings including academic paper, review article and book review;
2. Apply a thorough understanding of the advanced knowledge, concepts, theories and methods in the chosen area of study;
3. Critically and creatively evaluate and analyse current research issues and new ideas in light of methodological and theoretical perspectives;
4. Create, discover, interpret and communicate new knowledge through original research;
5. Relate relevant theoretical frameworks and methodological principles to generating innovative research;
6. Conduct original research independently by using appropriate research methods.