Courses

Our MA is a one-year full-time programme consisting of 60 credits of work as follows:

  • 2 required core courses (9 credits each)
  • 2 MA electives (9 credits each)
  • 2 cross-listed undergraduate electives (6 credits each)
  • 1 dissertation of 10,000 words (12 credits)

2020-2021 Course List & Timetable

MA Core Courses

MA Electives

Undergraduate Electives

Timetable

Semester 1
Semester 2
Updated by week

Course Schedule

Semester 1

FINE7001
MA elective #1
UG elective #1

Semester 2

FINE7002
MA elective #2
UG elective #2

May-July

Complete the dissertation

MA Dissertation Supervision

Supervision

The supervisor will be a full-time teacher at HKU if that teacher has appropriate expertise. Alternatively, the supervisor may be a museum professional or art historian outside the university if s/he has appropriate expertise in the student’s chosen topic. All MA dissertations are examined by the supervisor and by a second examiner who may be a teacher in the university or an outside expert.

Assessment

All courses, including the dissertation, are assessed with letter grades that correspond to point values, as in HKU’s undergraduate curriculum (A=4.0, B=3.0, etc.). Passing grades range from a high of A+ (4.3 points) to a low of D (1.0). Students earning very high grades receive the MA degree “with distinction”.

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