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The M.A. in Ethics and Public Affairs (MAEPA) enables students to develop multiple interpretive perspectives (religious and philosophical) on perennial and contemporary issues in different contexts of public affairs. It aims to help students appreciate and respect diversity within modern society in order to assess and handle conflicting values in critically informed and creative ways.

MAEPA helps students further develop and reflect on their own values, so that they will be able to justify their own decisions, judgments and convictions, and so become informed and responsible citizens in their community, nation and the world. It also equips future secondary school Liberal Studies teachers with subject knowledge of most modules.

The objectives of the programme are to stimulate the students’ interest in, and a reflective understanding of, public affairs, and to enhance awareness and knowledge of the value dimensions of discourses on economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and environmental affairs.

Special Features

  • Issue-based and Multiple teaching methodology
    To ensure students have a good command of the subject matter, a multiple teaching methodology (including lectures, guest speakers’ sharing, group discussion, case study, site-visit and movie appreciation) will be adopted.
  • Flexible Teaching Schedule to Cater for Students’ Needs
    To meet the needs of different students, this programme provides two streams: full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years).
  • Scholarship
    Outstanding graduates will be granted a scholarship.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 27 units (378 hours) from either the Programme Stream (2 Foundation, 6 Required Courses and 1 Elective Course) or the Dissertation Stream (2 Foundation, 5 Required Courses and Dissertation).

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