BA Chinese and History


Academic Year of Entry 2021/22
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1103
BA Chinese and History
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1103

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Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History Chinese Stream


Cultural Heritage Stream History Stream


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 past to 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

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1103) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Chinese and History. Students will enter a stream (current stream options: Chinese, Cultural Heritage and History) after one year of study. 

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:

  • BA Chinese and History (admission code: 1357A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

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

As this is a programme focusing on Chinese, Chinese history, and cultural heritage of China, successful applicants are expected to be proficient in Chinese. Applicants should provide recognized qualifications to prove their proficiency in Chinese for the Department's consideration.

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 Foundation-year Courses under the major. They can 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

Student Exchange/Internship

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For details on Professional Internship Programme, please click here

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