THE DIVISION OF Humanities at the University of Science and Technology has launched a self-financed Master of Arts in Humanities. The programme consists of credit-based coursework chosen from required and chosen fields. Required fields of concentration are language and literature; history and anthropology; and philosophy and religion. Within each field of study at least five courses will be offered each year. Courses in language and literature concentration include Chinese historical phonology; Cantonese linguistics; Chinese literary history; Taiwan and Hong Kong fiction; and Chinese historical lexicology. History and anthropology courses range from pre-modern Chinese history; modern Chinese history; and the history of South China, to Chinese painting: meanings and uses; and family lineage in South China. Subjects falling under Philosophy and Religion include fundamentals of Chinese philosophy; classical and contemporary studies of Confucianism; and Chinese Buddhism. Students are required to take a minimum of 27 credits, 15 of which must be in the above fields. Each credit costs $2,500, or $7,500 per three-credit course. A graduate diploma in humanities is also offered, and credits earned in the diploma may be carried over to an MA subject to approval. The Division of Humanities is part of the School of Humanities and Social Science, which combined offers only postgraduate programmes. Other programmes offered by the division include an MA in China studies; an MPhil in humanities; and a PhD in humanities. Later this year a self-financed Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is expected to be jointly offered by the Division of Humanities and the Division of Social Science, subject to university approval.