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This is an MA by coursework degree offered to those presently engaged in or planning to engage in language-related professions. The programme considers the needs for linguistic sophistication with regard to Chinese and English language issues for the following professions in particular: language teachers, administrators and language officers, instructors in tertiary and adult/continuing education, translators, and media specialists. In order to fulfill the graduation requirements, students of the programme are required to take five core courses and either (i) two electives and a dissertation, or (ii) four electives (without a dissertation). We will conduct classes on weekday evenings and Saturdays, so that both part-time and full-time students can attend. We may offer a few courses in the daytime so that full-time students can be given more choices of elective courses. The programme is designed with built-in flexibility. Students may choose to do: (i) part-time study over a normal period of two academic years or (ii) full-time study over a normal period of one year. With the approval of the Programme Director, students can request to extend their study period to a maximum of three part-time years.