Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language and Culture - Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language and Culture - Full-time
Medium of Instruction
English (except for subjects has to be taught in Cantonese/Putonghua)
BA, MA (C.U.H.K.); PhD (UCL)
Assistant Scheme Leader
BA [PolyU(H.K.)]; MPhil, PgDEd (C.U.H.K.); PhD (H.K.)
BA, MPhil, PhD (City H.K.); PgDipEd (H.K.)
04 Sep 2023
Tuition Fee (Local students)
Tuition Fee (Non-local students)
Division of Languages and Communication
- Your biliterate and trilingual proficiency will be developed through practical theories and training
- You can participate in local and non-local internships, including working as a Chinese or English editor
- You can take part in overseas language and cultural exchange tours to gain international experience
- You can join practical language training developed in collaboration with industry
- Differs from most traditional Chinese language and culture curricula in offering such featured subjects as martial arts literature, film culture, the history and culture of the Greater Bay Area, and global popular culture
- Studies language and culture from diverse theoretical and practical perspectives
- While you will be highly proficient in Chinese, the programme also equips you with essential English skills for survival in the bilingual workplace
- Graduates will be ready to enter related careers such as Administration, Civil Service, Corporate Communication, Cultural Industry, Editing, Education, Event Management, Marketing and Public Relations. Examples of related positions are Civil Servant, Communications Officer, English/Chinese Editor, Executive Officer, Language Officer, Project Manager, Researcher, Teacher and Translator.
Further Study Opportunities
- Many local and overseas universities have admitted graduates of the programmes in Chinese Language and Culture into Master's programmes, including The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, University of London, and The University of Manchester
Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:
|General University Requirements (GUR) Note 1||9|
|Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)||2 subjects, 3 credits each||6|
|Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective||1 subject, 3 credits||3|
|Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)||-||N/A|
|Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) Note 2|
(Please refer to the table below for details)
|Scheme Compulsory||6 subjects, 3 credits each||18|
|Award-Specific Compulsory||6 subjects, 3 credits each||18|
|Elective||5 subjects, 3 credits each||15|
|Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 3|
|300 hours of work-based learning experience||N/A|
Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)
Foundation (for students from unrelated disciplines only)Note 2
- e-Learning Course in Putonghua
- Introduction to Communication and Language
Scheme Compulsory (all 6 subjects)
- Advanced Putonghua for Professional Communication
- Chinese Writing for Professionals
- Effective Professional Communication in English
- Contrastive Study and Research of Chinese and English
- Integrated Study (Language and Communication)
- Translation for the Workplace
Award-Specific Compulsory (all 6 subjects)
- Chinese Cultural Themes in the English Context
- Chinese Linguistics
- Chinese Rhetoric and Modern Communication
- Classical Chinese for Today
- Language and Culture in Chinese Contexts
- The History and Culture of Major Cities in the Greater Bay Area
Elective# (any 5 subjects, at least 2 subjects must be at Level 4)
(Students are required to take 5 elective subjects (3 credits each) from any subject areas below.Students may also take the compulsory subjects of other specialisms under the scheme as elective subjects.)
Digital Media and Corporate Communication
- Creative Online Public Relations and Internet Marketing
- Creative Visual Communication for Marketers
- Marketing and Organising Events
- Multiculturalism and Communication
- Strategic Public Relations and Crisis Management
- Multimedia Technology for the Internet
Language, Literature and Culture
- Cantonese and Local Culture
- China and the West: Cultures in Contact
- Film Art, Language and Culture
- Special Topics in Chinese Literature
Linguistics and its Applications
- Language Typology
- Learning a Third Language – A Global Experience
- Text, Image and New Media
- Translation for Business and Commerce
- Translation for the Media
- Teaching Primary School Students English as a Service-Learning Experience^
- Language and Communication Practicum%
^ This is a subject for meeting the Service-Learning (SL) requirement.
# Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment and resources availability.
% Successful completion of the subject will be considered as having fulfilled the WIE requirement.
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Arts in Language Studies with Information Analytics / Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Culture / Bachelor of Arts in Language and Professional Communication (Digital Media)) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).
- Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.
- Students from unrelated disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Language/Communication) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take 1 foundation subject if they have not completed similar subjects before.
- Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.
Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification.
- The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English. An applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
- An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant. A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in related fields. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme. In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).