M.A in Ethics and Public Affairs at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU HUM) is the first and unique undergraduate programme in Hong Kong dedicated to giving broad liberal arts education. The programme aims to train students to think critically, to write logically, to speak confidently, and to nurture students’ ability to solve problems, to sympathize with humanity and to appreciate life, which are indeed essential for making a successful career as well as living a full life.

Structure

 

Teaching Schedule

One-year Full-time Programme
September to mid-July (Wed: 7:00-10:00p.m. & Sat: 2:00 – 5:00p.m.)
Mid-July to August (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. & 2:00 – 5:30p.m.)

Two-year Part-time Programme
September to mid-July (Wed: 7:00-10:00p.m. & Sat: 2:00 – 5:00p.m.) at most 70 weeks.

Medium of Instruction

English

Graduation Requirement

Students must select their stream and satisfy the following requirements:

  • Programme Stream – 2 Foundation Courses, 6 Require Courses and 1 Elective Course (378 hours); OR
  • Dissertation Stream – 2 Foundation Courses, 5 Elective Courses (294 hours) and Dissertation

Programme Stream

Foundation Courses
Course Code &Course Title Units Teaching Hours
LSE 7010 Approaches to the Study of Values 3 42
LSE 7120 Critical Thinking for Public Affairs 3 42
Required Courses
LSE 7130 Social Justice 3 42
LSE 7140 Law, Liberty and Morality 3 42
LSE 7070 Public Health and the Common Good 3 42
LSE 7080 Science, Technology and Environmental Ethics 3 42
LSE 7040 Values and Socio-cultural Issues in Hong Kong Today 3 42
LSE 7050 Traditional Values and Moral Challenges in Modern China 3 42
Elective Courses (Select 1 Out of 2)
LSE 7060 Globalization: Cultural and Ethical Issues 3 42
LSE 7150 Human Rights in a Multicultural World 3 42

Dissertation Stream

Foundation Courses
Course Code &Course Title Units Teaching Hours
LSE 7010 Approaches to the Study of Values 3 42
LSE 7120 Critical Thinking for Public Affairs 3 42
Elective Courses( Select 5 Out of 7)
LSE 7130 Social Justice 3 42
LSE 7140 Law, Liberty and Morality 3 42
LSE 7070 Public Health and the Common Good 3 42
LSE 7080 Science, Technology and Environmental Ethics 3 42
LSE 7040 Values and Socio-cultural Issues in Hong Kong Today 3 42
LSE 7050 Traditional Values and Moral Challenges in Modern China 3 42
LSE 7060 Globalization: Cultural and Ethical Issues
OR
LSE 7150 Human Rights in a Multicultural World
3 42
Dissertation
LSE 7111-2 Dissertation 6