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Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / Master of Arts in Language Studies [with stream in Language & Law / Linguistics / Translation & Interpretation / Translation with Language Information Technology]
語文學 (語言及法律 / 語言學 / 翻譯及傳譯 / 翻譯及語言資訊科技)
深造證書 / 深造文憑 / 文學碩士

This curriculum applies to students admitted in or before 2014/15. Please click here for curriculum details for students who are to be admitted in or after 2015/16.

Programme Structure

     
Credit Units
No. of units required for the Master of Arts -
No. of units required for the Postgraduate Diploma -
No. of units required for the Postgraduate Certificate -
30
24
12
 

1. Programme Core Courses: (21 credits)

 
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
Common Courses for MA Students
LT5901 Language, Cognition and Culture
 P5
3
LT5902 Language, Ideology and Society
 P5
3
 
Language & Law stream (required core courses)
LT5512 Fundamental Questions in Language and Law
 P5
3
&
LT5513 Language in Legal Settings
 P5
3
LT6504 Bilingual Legal Drafting
 P6
3
LT6505 Legal Translation
 P6
3
LT6530 Special Topics in Language and Law
 P6
3
 
Linguistics stream (required core courses)
LT5401 Phonetics and Phonology
 P5
3
LT5402 Syntax and Morphology
 P5
3
LT5403 Semantics and Discourse
 P5
3
LT5430 Special Topics in Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5510 Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English Grammar
 P5
3
 
Translation & Interpretation stream (required core courses)
LT5603 Theory of Translation
 P5
3
LT5604 Translation Methodology
 P5
3
LT5605 Interpretation Methodology
 P5
3
%
LT5606 Culture in Translation
 P5
3
LT5630 Special Topics in Translation and Interpretation
 P5
3
 
Translation with Language Information Technology stream (required core courses)
LT5411 Computational Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5603 Theory of Translation
 P5
3
LT5604 Translation Methodology
 P5
3
LT5620 Translation Technology
 P5
3
LT5628 Human-Machine Interactive Translation
 P5
3
 
No specialization
(any 8 courses other than the two common courses for MA students, or any 7 courses if one of the courses is LT6580 Master's Project.)
 

2. Programme Electives: (9 credits)

 
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
CAH5404 Chinese Linguistic Structures
 P5
3
#
CAH5414 Cantonese Linguistics
 P5
3
#
CAH5501 Chinese for Law
 P5
3
#
CAH5511 Professional Chinese Writing for Legal Purposes
 P5
3
#
CAH5622 Selected Readings in Chinese Language and Literature
 P5
3
#
EN5112 English for Law
 P5
3
LT5406 Psycholinguistics
 P5
3
LT5407 Research Methodology for Applied Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5408 Sociolinguistics
 P5
3
LT5409 Systemic Functional Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5412 Language Teaching
 P5
3
LT5413 Philosophy of Language
 P5
3
LT5416 Historical Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5417 Language Universals and Linguistic Typology
 P5
3
LT5418 Second Language Pronunciation Acquisition: from Theory to Practice
 P5
3
LT5420 Language Arts and Literature
 P5
3
LT5421 Corpus Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5423 Quantitative Methods for Linguistic Data Analysis
 P5
3
LT5431 Functional Approaches to Syntax
 P5
3
LT5432 Lexical Semantics
 P5
3
LT5451 Pedagogical Grammar: Chinese and English
 P5
3
@
LT5452 Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
 P5
3
@
LT5454 Grammar of Chinese
 P5
3
@
LT5455 Pragmatics
 P5
3
LT5456 Text Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5457 Computational Lexicography
 P5
3
LT5458 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
 P5
3
LT5459 Terminology
 P5
3
LT5460 Studies of Second Language Acquisition
 P5
3
LT5461 Cognition and Language Differences
 P5
3
LT5601 Stylistics and Translation
 P5
3
LT5615 Consecutive Interpretation
 P5
3
^
LT5617 Bilingual Reading and Writing for Translators
 P5
3
$
LT5621 Language and Literature in Translation
 P5
3
%
LT5626 Translation and Comparative Literature
 P5
3
LT5627 Advanced Interpreting
 P5
3
LT5629 Translation Tools Development
 P5
3
LT5631 Corpora and Translation
 P5
3
LT5632 History of Machine Translation
 P5
3
LT6422 Advanced Topics in Semantics
 P6
3
LT6423 Advanced Topics in Syntax
 P6
3
LT6514 Advanced Legal Translation
 P6
3
LT6580 Master’s Project
 P6
6
$
LT6581 Project
 P6
3
LW5621 Legal Systems of Hong Kong and Mainland China
 P5
3
LW5910 Introduction to the Legal System of the PRC
 P5
3
LW6921 Civil and Commercial Law Concepts in Hong Kong and the PRC
 P6
3
 
Remarks
1. All Master of Arts students must take the two common courses. If they want to specialize, they must take the five core courses designated for a specific stream and three other courses, or two courses if one of them is LT6580 Master's Project. (A core course for one stream can be a non-core course / elective of the other streams).

2. Medium of Instruction/assessment
  &     Chinese and English. 
  ∗     English is the main medium of instruction and assessment, but Chinese is allowed in situations where English-Chinese translation and interpretation, bilingual legal drafting, or study of Chinese language, literature and culture, is involved. 
  %     English supplemented with Chinese (Cantonese/ Putonghua). 
  #     Chinese is the medium of instruction and assessment. 
  @     Medium of instruction: English, supplemented by Putonghua
          Medium of assessment: English, supplemented by Chinese 
  ^     Two clusters for the medium of instruction and assessment, namely English and Cantonese, and English and Putonghua. 
  $     English mainly, but Cantonese/ Putonghua is allowed in situations where English-Chinese translation and interpretation or Chinese linguistic data is involved. 

3. Additional Notes:

 
Intermediate Awards Required Courses Total Credits
Postgraduate Diploma in Language Studies (Language & Law / Linguistics / Translation & Interpretation / Translation with Language Information Technology)
語文學 (語言及法律 / 語言學 / 翻譯及傳譯 / 翻譯及語言資訊科技) 深造文憑
  • five core courses designated for a specific stream, and three other 3 credit unit courses
  • any eight 3 credit unit courses for students graduating without a specialized stream
24
Postgraduate Certificate in Language StudiesΔ
語文學深造證書Δ
any four 3 credit unit courses 12

ΔThe stream designation is not available to graduates of Postgraduate Certificate.

Enquiry: LTenquiry@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 18 August 2017