|Academic Year of Entry||2023/24|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
BA Linguistics and Language Applications
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target||
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Direct Application Places (Local Students) : 25
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|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
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This major aims to educate students so that they will become language professionals who are familiar with linguistics and language-related applications. Students will also develop an analytical, critical and creative mind and an open attitude towards people from different cultures.
This major provides students with a solid foundation in the scientific study of human language. Students will be prepared for careers that require language expertise and language-related computing skills. In addition to opportunities in advanced studies, graduates will have employment prospects in education and research, as well as in administrative and executive positions in various public and private sectors. They will have an important role to play in language and information service sectors of Hong Kong, Greater China, and world-wide. Moreover, this major is recognized by the Education Bureau as an English language major degree for the purpose of teaching in Hong Kong.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.
To find more details about the Programme Curriculum, please refer to the Programme Structure.
Participating in the internships and other co-curricular activities offered provides valuable job experience in fields that require knowledge of languages, linguistics and language applications.
Exchange programmes provide students with opportunities to gain experience of studying and living abroad for a semester, by paying the local tuition fees.
The department also offers two Joint Bachelor's Degree Programmes with National Taiwan University and Columbia University. Students can get 2 degrees by studying 2 years in LT and 2 years at a
partner university. For detailed information, please visit https://lt.cityu.edu.hk/Programmes/Joint-BAs/.
Students may also opt for double majors within CityU and major plus minor programme or Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraudate Degree (TPg) programmes (https://lt.cityu.edu.hk/Programmes/CityU-Talents-Progs/Undergrad-plus-TPg/).
With the growing popularity of the Web and apps as information resources and means of interaction, the field of language applications is advancing as academic institutions and industry partners work together to realise the growing potential of linguistically sophisticated applications.
Language professionals are needed not just for language teaching jobs at all levels, but also for vacancies in the private sector such as editors, technical writers, translators, reporters, journalists, anchor persons, PR personnel, etc.
According to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings by Subject (2022), Linguistics at City University of Hong Kong is ranked 30th in the world.
Student/Alumni sharing is available at https://lt.cityu.edu.hk/People/alumni/.
LT maintains very good ties with alumni via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/503342298012646), Whatsapp (https://chat.whatsapp.com/Fi8j52yJkTX0Ea1HgZGrGZ，both groups are named CityU LT/CTL Alumni) and 2 Wechat groups (CityU LT_CTL Alumni (500 members, full capacity) CityU LT_CTL Alumni 2 (186 members) postings.
Several dozens of alumni have already expressed their sincere wish to help with our LT Senior Mentor Programme enthusiastically. This is a great opportunity for senior students
or fresh graduates to communicate with their predecessors 校友學長 about some of the possible puzzles in job hunting, workplace etiquette, work attitude and job prospects or further studies in various continents.