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Philosophy 哲學

PHILOSOPHY

Short Description

The Department of Philosophy offers a diverse, balanced curriculum incorporating Eastern and Western philosophical traditions that meets international standards while maintaining national and regional relevance. The undergraduate curriculum aims to give students a strong liberal arts education, prepare them for advanced work in philosophy, and train them in critical thinking and communication skills applicable to a wide variety of professions. Students majoring in philosophy must complete a minimum of 72 course units. The core courses consist of Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, History of Chinese Philosophy I & II, History of Western Philosophy I & II, Philosophy and Human Conditions, Ethics, Epistemology and Metaphysics, and a capstone course in which students write an undergraduate thesis. In addition to these, students are required to take at least two courses in each of the three main areas, namely Chinese/Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy, and Philosophical Problems. The objective of this requirement is to ensure a well-rounded and balanced academic experience.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

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

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 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:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" 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 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: philosophy@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 852 3943 7135

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 223 239 385 542 580 1969
2022 221 246 435 563 565 2030
2021 304 328 484 597 620 2333
2020 283 280 482 595 580 2220
2019 264 263 492 609 573 2201
2018 261 307 436 590 573 2167
2017 184 208 375 532 550 1849
2016 217 183 375 557 597 1929
2015 313 265 476 717 737 2508
2014 351 301 565 777 889 2883
2013 329 263 540 809 895 2836
2012 328 331 575 896 942 3072

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 22 0 0 0 0 22
2022 20 0 0 0 0 20
2021 22 0 0 0 0 22
2020 22 0 0 0 0 22
2019 22 0 0 0 0 22
2018 23 0 0 0 0 23
2017 25 0 0 0 0 25
2016 24 0 0 0 0 24
2015 20 0 0 0 0 20
2014 22 0 0 0 0 22
2013 19 0 0 0 0 19
2012 23 0 0 0 0 23