Lingnan University is the liberal arts university in Hong Kong and 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 University 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, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and/or Social Policy. 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 doctoral/master’s degrees, in Accountancy, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Comparative Social Policy, eBusiness and Supply Chain Management, Finance, 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, Policy Studies, Practical Philosophy, and Work and Organisational Psychology. [More about research postgraduate programmes] [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. For the funding exercise 2017/18 in the General Research Fund (GRF), Early Career Scheme (ECS) and Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS), Lingnan has obtained funding for 22 GRF/ECS projects at a total amount of $7.4 million. Comparing with our results last year, it is more than doubled in terms of the number of successful projects and a 61% increase of fund.
As regards the HSSPFS, our success rate is 100%, and is one of only 5 successful projects among the 21 applications from all the eight UGC-funded universities. [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]
Postgraduate Studies Office, Registry
(852) 2616 8750
(852) 2572 5178 or (852) 2463 9104
8 Castle Peak Road
New Territories, Hong Kong