BA Chinese and History

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1103
BA Chinese and History
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1103

Department of Chinese and History

Founded in 2014 with a view to establishing excellent tertiary education, world-class research and an international reputation in Hong Kong, the Department of Chinese and History offers the major in Chinese and History# with three streams – Chinese, Cultural Heritage and History. It aims to equip students with advanced and professional knowledge and a wide range of analytical and writing skills.

The Chinese stream strives to provide students with solid and comprehensive training in Chinese language and literature, and a good knowledge of the evolution and appreciation of the Chinese language and literature from its past to its present.

The Cultural Heritage stream provides the professional training necessary to nurture the high-calibre cultural professionals required to meet the growing manpower needs resulting from Hong Kong’s rapidly expanding management capacity in culture- and heritage-related industries, including cultural tourism, museum management, exhibition industries, commercial galleries, libraries and archives, community heritage programmes, publishing, entertainment and arts-related professions, cultural and creative industries.

The History stream examines the cause-and-effect relationships in human affairs and addresses the complexity of the past in shaping contemporary society. Although Chinese history is the primary focus of this stream, students may also choose to take courses related to world history and public history that provide comprehensive and in-depth historical knowledge.

Students who choose to major in Chinese and History will enjoy the significant advantages of integrating the three streams and our interdisciplinary emphasis, and may go on to pursue a wide range of careers after graduation.

Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Students will enter a stream after the first year of study. During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) and College core courses. The top 40% of students [based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units specified by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/Department of Chinese and History for its required courses] will have free choice of the streams offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a stream of their choice, subject to availability of places and the selection criteria set by the Department of Chinese and History. 

Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will apply for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Arts - Chinese and History programme (admission code: 1103). The minimum graduation requirement for students of the four-year structure is 120 credit units.

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL) qualification may apply for direct admission to the Bachelor of Arts - Chinese and History programme with Advanced Standing I (admission code: 1357) or without advanced standing (first-year studies, admission code: 1103). The minimum graduation requirement for Advanced Standing I entrants is 90 credit units.

The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

First-Year Curriculum

During their first year of study, students will have to take a wide range of College-required courses, Gateway Education (GE) courses, and two Common Foundation Courses under the major. They could also take courses in the streams so as to have a basic understanding of each discipline.   

To find more details about the Programme Curriculum, please refer to the Programme Structure

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