|Academic Year of Entry||2023/24|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target||
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|Normal Duration of Programme||3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)|
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|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Dr Christoph HAFNER
+852 3442 8870
The Department of English of City University of Hong Kong offers a wide range of courses and programmes in English studies, including English literature and linguistics, English for the business and corporate world, English for the creative professions, English in digital media, English language education, and English for Specific Purposes. Learning at one of the top English departments in the Greater China region1 is a valuable study opportunity. The Department of English has an international faculty with teachers from Britain, Canada, mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R, New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and the US.
The Department has an outstanding research and publications record and is a leading centre for English studies in Asia1. Courses are designed to be challenging, interesting and intellectually stimulating. English studies at City University is an exciting field of study as it connects to many other academic fields. Undergraduate courses in English studies may be combined with business studies, cultural and media studies, linguistics, and many other programmes across the University.
1According to Quacquarelli Symonds world ranking by subject 2018, the Department is ranked top 100 in English language and literature.
Bachelor of Arts in English
The programme equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge in English language, literature, and professional communication. Our courses develop students’ ability to analyse critically the English language and its use in a variety of genres, modes, and media. Upon completion of the programme, students will have acquired the skills and attitudes essential for successful communication in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts.
As the programme focuses on developing students' skills in critical thinking and English-language communication, it prepares them for a wide range of professions, including management and administration, editing and publishing, writing, teaching, public relations, advertising, entertainment and the arts.
英語語言文學士專業提供一個獨一無二專業英語及語言文化的課程，訓練學生在多語多文化的工作場合中有創意地善用英語。學生能夠在課堂上學習關於英語，文學和專業傳意的理論和實際知識，從而分析英語在不同文體，模式及媒介上的應用。除必修學科外，此課程提供兩個選修的範疇供學生選擇: 「英語語言及文學*」或 「英語及專業傳意」。本課程的宗旨是培養學生的批判性思考和英語溝通技巧，發展學生於行政管理、編輯出版、寫作、教育、公關、廣告及文娛藝術等行業的溝通傳訊技能。
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following major-specific entrance requirements:
level 5 or above in HKDSE English Language
grade C or above in GCEAL/IAL 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 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 for admission to first-year studies (JS1104) through JUPAS.
Students can choose between two streams: 1) Language and Literature, or 2) English and Professional Communication. The programme structure consists of programme core courses (required by both streams), core courses for each stream and electives.
Through the programme core subjects, students are introduced to a range of topics and academic areas including applied linguistics, literary studies, professional communication, discourse analysis, language and digital media, cultural studies and creative writing. The stream core subjects provide a more specific engagement with relevant skills and topics while the elective courses allow students to strengthen and develop their areas of interest.
All students will choose to do either a Research Final Year Project or a Professional English Final Year Project as the capstone experience of their university education.
For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the 'Undergraduate Catalogue'
(Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)
The programme adopts a global perspective on English and emphases the importance of intercultural knowledge, effective communication, and critical thinking. Students take part in at least one overseas learning experience (e.g. English language immersion, student exchange, study tour or overseas internship) to improve their global awareness and enhance their English communication skills within diverse settings.