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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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History 歷史

HISTORY

Short Description

The curriculum offered by the Department of History is designed to cultivate students’ interest in human civilisations and to equip them with the ability to apply historical knowledge to their lives and careers.

The curriculum embraces diversity and applicability as its guiding principles. Hong Kong is an international city in which the cultures of East and West meld seamlessly. CUHK has promoted international academic exchange from its inception, which has favoured and given rise to the Department’s adoption of a comparative, interdisciplinary approach to curriculum design with public history as its research focus. Students are encouraged to analyse history from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Courses are grouped into National/Regional History, Comparative History, Public History and Topic Studies, and students write a graduation thesis in their final year.

In their first two years of study, students are required to take a number of basic courses, including Tradition and Transformation in Chinese History, Tradition and Transformation in Western History, and Historiography. They also take History for Today, a course offered by the History Department as part of the Arts Faculty’s Core Package.

Our Department has worked actively to nurture talented students. The KK Chow Scholarship, awarded to a distinguished history major, covers full tuition fees, and the Leung Hung Kee scholarships raise the standard of students’ graduation theses by providing funding to at least five distinguished history majors to conduct research abroad. The Department has also introduced a series of internship programmes that give students opportunities to gain practical experience working in a variety of organisations. The Department also arranges study tours to mainland China, Taiwan and overseas regions to broaden students’ perspectives. In addition, students have opportunities to participate in a variety of University-organised exchange programmes, including short visits to or study at universities in the UK, the US, Japan and elsewhere.

Remarks:
For the structure of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2018-19 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: history@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39437117

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 364 263 442 546 522 2137
2016 393 303 473 633 560 2362
2015 486 337 497 716 682 2718
2014 659 385 600 809 771 3224
2013 443 321 533 724 774 2795
2012 516 337 639 858 842 3192

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 53 0 0 0 0 53
2016 50 0 0 0 0 50
2015 44 0 0 0 0 44
2014 49 0 0 0 0 49
2013 46 0 0 0 0 46
2012 49 0 0 0 0 49
Footnote(s)
(1) These are indicative admission quotas, which are subject to adjustment. 
(2) For latest information on interviews for 2018 entry, please visit
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm