Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)


Year of Entry 2019
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1105
Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

7 for the Department of Linguistics and Translation

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
3 Jan 2019 (Local & Non-local)
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1105



Department of Linguistics and Translation

The Department of Linguistics and Translation offers programmes of study at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels designed to address the growing needs of Hong Kong and other Chinese communities for language professionals well versed in linguistics and language applications, translation and interpretation.

At the undergraduate level, our programmes include B.A. in Linguistics and Language Applications and B.A. in Translation and Interpretation. In addition, the Department also offers minors in Linguistics and Language Applications, and Translation.

At the postgraduate level, the Department offers a non-Government funded M.A. programme: M.A. in Language Studies (with streams of Corpus and Empirical Linguistics, Pedagogical Linguistics, General Linguistics, and Translation and Interpretation).

Apart from the taught programmes mentioned above, the Department also offers research degree studies toward M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in the core research areas of the Department.

The Department encourages and promotes research in such areas as general linguistics, language technology or intelligent linguistic applications and translation and interpretation studies. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject, Linguistics at City University of Hong Kong has been ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for 8 consecutive years (from 2011 to 2018), and has risen to 26 since 2017. Research emphases in the Department include corpus and empirical linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, computational linguistics, discourse analysis, interpreting, translation (machine and human), syntax, semantics, phonetics and terminology.

The Department also maintains links with The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS). Besides, the Department is operating three laboratories. The Language and Cognition Laboratory (LCL) is established to be one of the best equipped cognitive/neurocognitive laboratories of language studies in the region. It has all the research tools, basic as well as advanced, and state-of-the-art research facilities for carrying out cognitive/neurocognitive research in various aspects of language-related human cognitive capabilities. The Phonetics Laboratory was established in 1995. Its main research interests include phonetics and typology of the sounds of Chinese dialects, phonetic explanations for sound changes in Chinese, and phonetics in second language acquisition. It has a collection of research tools for investigation of the acoustical, articulatory, perceptual, and physiological properties of speech sounds. The Department also has a multipurpose laboratory with the most advanced equipment and facilities designed for professional training in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation as well as for language learning.

翻譯及語言學系的課程著重培訓學生把嶄新理論應用於以下兩方面:(一)語言研究;(二)翻譯及傳譯,培養他們成為語言專才,從事教學、編輯、新聞、翻譯、公關等行業。畢業生可藉著中英雙語能力較強的優勢,在工商界、政府及非政府組織中工作。部分畢業生選擇從事研發與中、英語文有關的電腦應用系統或繼續深造。


Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1105) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Linguistics and Translation. Students will enter a major (current major options: Linguistics and Language Applications, Translation and Interpretation) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

# based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courseApplicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:

  • BA Linguistics and Language Applications (admission code: 1236A)
  • BA Translation and Interpretation (admission code: 1248A)

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.


First-Year Curriculum

During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE), College foundation and specified courses, as well as Department foundation-year courses in linguistics and translation.
學生在大學第一年修讀本學系必修科及其他基礎課程,完成一年級課程後,按個人意願、及成績以及課程的學額情況,選讀(1)語言學及語言應用或(2)翻譯及傳譯的主修專業。
 


Student/Alumni Sharing

Student/Alumni sharing is available at http://www4.lt.cityu.edu.hk/alumni/


Student Exchange/Internship

More information about the departmental exchange programmes can be found here.

More information about the departmental professional internships can be found here.


Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)