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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies (Chinese Major/English Major)

  • JUPAS/NON-JUPAS Code

  • JS8600/NJ8600
  • JS8612/NJ8612

 

Programme Leader

 

  • Study Period

  • 4-year (First-year-first-degree)
    2-year (Senior year entry)
  •  
  • Study Mode

  • Full Time

 

 

Overview

 

The programme aims to provide diversified learning experiences for students to develop their career pathways by deepening and broadening their studies in language contexts. Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to master the language of their major with analytical ability/digital competency to learn from varied social and global contexts. Through the carefully organised courses and an organic curriculum, students will acquire a solid foundation in Chinese/English major to embrace future challenges in the digital world.

 

 

 

Programme Aims

 

Upon Completion of the Programme, students are able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the language of their major;
  2. Are able to identify communication issues and resolve relevant problems in context;
  3. Are critical thinkers with high moral and ethical standards, plus a readiness to question established truths, and the confidence and courage to challenge received wisdoms; and
  4. Are equipped with analytical ability to learn from varied social and global contexts whilst having a propensity to turn life’s challenges into opportunities for intellectual development and personal growth.

 

 

Programme Features

 

  • A flexible credit-unit system that permits students to explore their academic interests at the beginning of the Programme, and then gradually develop them into an area that paves the way for professional development or further studies;
  • The carefully lined-up courses and learning experiences can help students to build solid language-related skills and digital literacy as well as to embrace future challenges in the digital world.
  • Students are benefited from the existing strength of teacher-education in the EdUHK and the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) recognition to develop their career in the fields related to education and language;
  • Chinese Majors and English Majors in the 4-year programme are required to complete Major Elective (Extended Major) from the area of Chinese Studies, English Studies, Cultural Studies and Modern Languages.
  • The Final Year Project allows students to design and implement academic research of their own choice in areas of language, literature, media and drama play;
  • Students can take a series of General Education courses in different domains, including Foundation, Experiential Learning, Breadth and University ePortfolio;
  • Students can take Language Enhancement courses in the areas of English, Cantonese and Putonghua;
  • Each student is entitled to an EdUHK subsidy of HK$10,000 for the pursuit of overseas experiential learning (Subject to fulfillment of designated requirements);
  • Language Exit Requirements in English (IELTS or equivalent) and Putonghua (PSC) are implemented for students in the 4-year programme, with an aim to produce graduates of high language proficiency and to enhance their employability;
  • Individual Academic Advisors provide advice on academic studies and career planning.

 

Programme Structure

 

Components (First-year-first-degree)

Total 121 Credit Points (cps)

60cps

Major 

22cpsGeneral Education
6cpsFinal Year Project9cpsLanguage Enhancement
24cpsElective  

 

 

Components (Senior year entry)

Total 60 Credit Points (cps)

33cps

Major 

3cpsUniversity ePortfolio
6cpsFinal Year Project3cpsGeneral Education or Language Enhancement Course
15cpsElective  

 

 

Internship

 

One of the University’s missions is to foster students’ whole-person development so that they can become competent. Students are required to complete the internship programme organised by the Faculty for experiential learning enrichment and fulfillment of the graduation requirement. Internship is optional and non-credit bearing for Senior year entrants.

 

Career Prospects

 

The BA(Lang Studies) programme provides excellent preparation for job opportunities in media, publishing, journalism, education, cultural management, public administration, museum, tourism, civil service, business and marketing.

 

Programme Activites

 

 

  • Programme Admission Video

  • Webinar Video

 

 

Employment Highlights

 

Employment Status (2021)

 

1
66.7%
Employed
33.3%

Further Studies and Other 

 

 

 

Enquiries


For Programme Information
 
Tel: (852) 2948 7247
 
 

 

For Admission Information
Tel: (852) 2948 6886
 
 
 

Other enquiries

 

 

Remarks:
Field Experience, internship, overseas trips and immersion may be affected by the pandemic situation. Appropriate alternative arrangements will be made if outbound activities are suspended. 

 

Important Note:

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies (BA[Lang Studies]) programme offers two major tracks: Chinese Major and English Major. Each major track is treated as an independent choice for admission purposes.

  • For BA(Lang Studies) Chinese Major Applicants:
    Applicants who have obtained Level 2 or above in Chinese Literature will have an advantage.This programme requires high Chinese language proficiency. The HKDSE Chinese Language requirement cannot be substituted.
  • For BA(Lang Studies) English Major Applicants:
    Applicants who have obtained Level 2 or above in Literature in English will have an advantage.

 

Disclaimer:

  • Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.
  • Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.
  • Students admitted into this programme starting from the 2023/24 cohort are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) for a short trip (e.g. 1-day or 2-day 1-night trip) in order to complete the Cross-Faculty Core Course. While the GBA trip is heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute 18% of the best estimated cost of the trip ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the GBA trip for students admitted to the 2023/24 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the GBA trip as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.
  • Students admitted into this programme starting from the [2024/25 or 2025/26] cohort are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) for a short trip (e.g. 1-day or 2-day 1- night trip) in order to complete the Cross-Faculty Core Course. While the GBA trip is heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute 18% of the estimated cost of the trip ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the GBA trip for students admitted to the [2024/25 or 2025/26] cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the GBA trip as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.