|Year of Entry||2014|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target||
Advanced Standing I places : Please click here for details.
Adv Standing II/Senior-year government-funded places : 70
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
|Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline||
28 Feb 2014 (Local & Non-local)
Dr Dr Anne Peirson-Smith
PhD University of Sheffield
+852 3442 9613
+852 3442 8870
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Studies introduces students to all aspects of English for professional communication and the creative professions. It prepares students for dynamic careers in arts and entertainment, business, civil service, creative professions, education and writing and publishing. Established in 1992 as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English for Professional Communication, this unique degree combines intensive training in English alongside the study of corporate and professional communication, English linguistics, intercultural communication, and literature and creative writing. Students may specialise in corporate and professional communication or English for the creative professions, both of which offer distinct and exciting career opportunities. Learning at one of the top English departments in the Greater China region* is an exciting educational opportunity.
*According to Quacquarelli Symonds world ranking by subject: English language literature and linguistics, 2012.
More than the study of English
The English major cultivates excellent English language, communication and critical thinking skills. You also learn how to manage people and work in teams, negotiate the best deals and communicate effectively across cultures in a range of business environments.
The creative edge
In today’s workplace, knowledge and skills are not enough. Employers are looking for people with creativity and vision. This major helps you realise your creative potential. Students in the Corporate and Professional Communication concentration learn to plan projects, compose and deliver presentations and use language creatively within the global business world. Students in the English for the Creative Professions concentration learn how to understand and evaluate creative texts, design creative performances in English and produce a range of creative texts, from screen plays to advertising copy.
Get a global perspective
The international faculty on the major programme bring their unique cultural experiences to their teaching. The study of intercultural communication, global popular culture and literature will provide an understanding of how to communicate effectively with people from different cultures. All students take part in at least one overseas learning experience (e.g. English language immersion, student exchange or study tour) to improve their awareness of intercultural communication and enhance their English language skills.
Learn by doing
This major provides you with hands-on experience using your English and communication skills in real-life corporate and creative settings. Students in both concentrations take part in internships in various facilities such as art centres, business organisations, corporate training centres, entertainment and theatrical organisations, media organisations, public relations firms, publishing companies and schools During your year-long final year project, you will work with a team as an English communication consultant for a local business or organisation. Among the companies and organisations participating in the professional communication projects and creative communication projects are The Equestrian Olympic Games, Reader’s Digest, WorldVision, WWF and the Hong Kong Literary Festival.
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy CityU's General Entrance Requirements and the programme-specific entrance requirements:
level 5 or above in HKDSE English Language
grade C or above in HKALE AS Level Use of English
grade C or above in HKALE Literature in English#
grade C or above in GCEAL English Literature
grade B or above in GCEOL/GCSE English Language
score of 610 (paper-based test); or 253 (computer-based test) or 102 (internet-based test) in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
overall band score of 7 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
other strong evidence of English proficiency
# For HKALE applicants, when grade C or above in HKALE Literature in English is used to meet the programme-specific language requirement, it cannot be used again to count towards the general entrance requirements.
For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a CGPA of ≥3.0, or an equivalent overall mark or credit award.
HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They may select this major after admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. For details, click here.
This streamlined major, based on CityU’s four-year curriculum, gives you plenty of time to pursue your own interests through gateway education courses and to supplement your major in English studies with useful minors in areas including business, public administration and creative media.
Find your focus
This major provides the choices you need to build a university degree that fits your unique interests and future career goals. After establishing a firm foundation in English studies, you can choose to focus on corporate or creative communication. Within these concentrations, a wide choice of elective courses in creative and business writing, corporate and arts management, teaching and training in addition to literature and popular culture will allow you to assemble a programme that fits your specific needs. You may also want to boost your employment prospects by combining your major with a relevant minor.