Cultural Studies is a popular and increasingly influential field of study. It trains students to understand the political dimensions of culture and to examine the ways in which culture is a contested site for conveying different ideologies. Our programme offers a new perspective that helps students to have a better understanding on contemporary global culture and enable them to study culture more critically and have a more advanced and sophisticated understanding of power.
We have a broad range of study interests. Through close readings of various texts, including films, literature, theatrical performances, popular music, advertisements, space and the Internet, we analyse a diverse range of issues and topics that are related to contemporary culture, such as travel, body politics, modernity, the city, gender, technoscience, consumer culture, visual culture, youth culture, globalisation and cultural policy. We also work closely with the Religious Studies programme to offer a range of courses related to culture and religion. In general, we study both elite and popular cultures critically, and our programme cultivates acute cultural sensibility of students--an expertise that is highly valued by many professional sectors of contemporary society.
Local students may according to their academic qualifications apply for admission to the University via the following admissions schemes:
Applicants who do not have right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong should apply for admission via the International Students Recruitment Scheme or Mainland Students Recruitment Scheme as appropriate.