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City University of Hong Kong


BA English 文學士(英語語言)


Short Description

The Department of English at City University of Hong Kong is an international leader in research on and teaching of English Studies in Asia. The Department is established as one of the most creative and dynamic English departments in the Asia-Pacific region. Equally important, the Department is committed to providing an innovative undergraduate programme that prepares students for professional careers in management and administration; editing and publishing; teaching; public relations and advertising; and entertainment and the arts. 

The Department currently offers the following major:

  • BA English

The major offers a unique approach to the study of English as used in professional and intercultural contexts. The major provides a strong foundation in English language skills, allowing students to be practical, innovative and creative within multilingual and multicultural settings. The major combines a strong foundation in English language and literary studies with a practical orientation towards English use in the professions.

To achieve academic excellence and to promote whole person development, the major adopts a global perspective that emphasises the importance of intercultural knowledge and understanding. All students are encouraged to participate in overseas learning experiences (e.g. English immersion, student exchange, study tour or overseas internship) to improve their awareness of intercultural communication and enhance their English communication skills. In addition, the internships and the final-year projects provide students with valuable experience as they acquire skills within professional, academic, and creative contexts. 


Assessment of Applications


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level


  • Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and "other languages" (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects, except for JS1041, JS1042, JS1043, JS1044 and JS1203.
  • Please refer to the entrance requirements webpage for details.


  • For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

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

CityU accepts repeat results and will count the best results in assessing whether applicants meet the entrance requirements and to calculate admission scores.

First Year Tuition Fee


Department of English


Tel: 3442-8870

Admissions Office
Online enquiry form:

Tel: 3442-9094


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 277 360 472 552 421 2082
2017 249 384 540 638 475 2286
2016 406 421 626 707 550 2710

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 21 0 0 0 0 21
2017 22 0 2 1 0 25
2016 23 2 0 1 0 26

(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

(2) Please refer to the interview arrangements for JUPAS HKDSE applicants webpage for details.



The information provided is subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.