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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cultural Studies 文化研究(榮譽)文學士

BA (Hons) Cultural Stud

Short Description

The BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies programme, first launched in 1999, is interdisciplinary in nature and forward-looking in its educational aims.  The Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.  The University is proud to be the first tertiary institution in the Chinese-speaking world to offer an undergraduate degree in modern Cultural Studies. 

Faculty members of the Department come from many corners of the world from Asia through Australia to the US.  They have diversified expertise in research areas covering cultural theories, film and media studies, popular culture, education and cultural studies, commodity and globalisation, identity and cultural memory, cultural history, gender studies, postcolonial criticism, Hong Kong culture and literature.


Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:

Note1: For applicants who have learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education; or have learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, the University will accept the following as an alternative to the HKDSE Chinese Language:

(i)    Grade E or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE A-Level/AS-Level; or
(ii)   Grade C or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE; or
(iii)  “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese.


  1. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  2. Applied Learning subjects in Category B will be used as additional supporting information.
  3. Other Language subjects in Category C will be recognised as unspecified elective subjects.  The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

Passes in HKDSE subjects can be obtained at one or more sittings.  The best grade for a subject will be used in the calculation of the score in case of multiple attempts.  There is no penalty or mark deducted for repeated sittings of a subject.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Applicable to local students only and is subject to annual review by the HKSAR Government.


The Registry (Undergraduate Admissions Office)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 579 836 1082 1250 957 4704
2016 420 732 1099 1345 1140 4736

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 19 6 0 0 0 25
2016 24 0 0 0 0 24
* Subject to changes