|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
6 for the Department of Linguistics and Translation
Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 40
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||90|
|Normal Duration of Programme||
3 years for Advanced Standing I
2 years for Advanced Standing II
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Dr LUN Suen, Caesar
BA MA (U. of Texas at Austin), PhD (HKU)
+852 3442 8705 (Phone)
+852 3442 0359 (Fax)
|Programme Video||About our Alumni|
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.
For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.
HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They may select this major after one year of study at the Department of Linguistics and Translation (JS1105).
For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’.
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.
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 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 (2019), Linguistics at City University of Hong Kong is ranked 32nd in the world.
Student/Alumni sharing is available at http://www4.lt.cityu.edu.hk/alumni/