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Hong Kong Baptist University

JS2023

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature 英國語言文學文學士

BA(ENG)

Short Description

The Faculty of Arts has implemented a hybrid admissions model starting from 2020 entry. Students may apply for admission to the Broad-based Programme or to a specific Major Programme. The English Language and Literature Major programme offers excellent opportunities for students to develop their

  • disciplinary knowledge in language, literature, and cultures in English;
  • written and verbal communication skills;
  • critical thinking skills;
  • capacity for appreciating creative practices;
  • leadership skills and teamwork techniques;
  • interdisciplinary skills for greater ethical engagement; and
  • awareness of international values, perspectives, and knowledge, including overseas study and work experience in discipline-related industries and careers.


Unique Features

The Department of English Language and Literature offers students a variety of study routes in the form of Concentrations within the Major, a Double Major Programme (taught along with Chinese Language and Literature; Religion, Philosophy and Ethics; or Translation) as well as accessible and portable Minor programmes found outside the Department entirely, whereby students may meet alternative career and study interests flexibly as when acquiring training in a foreign language, business and management, international journalism, or the cross-faculty Gender Studies Concentration. 

Concentrations: Students can accumulate Major elective units concentrating their study on a focused area, namely, “Literary and Comparative Studies” or “Language and Communication Studies”. Students may also choose a “flexible” concentration within the Major by accumulating sufficient units leading to a “General Studies” concentration.

Minor and Cross-faculty Concentrations: Students may likewise use their free elective units to develop a Minor in an area outside their Major programme. Depending on individual interests, students may choose any approved Minor programme on offer (such as creative writing, theatre studies, marketing, foreign language and journalism) as well as the cross-faculty Gender Studies Concentration. 

Student Learning Experiences

In support of the “best student experience” targeted in the HKBU Institutional Strategic Plan, the Department encourages students to enroll in overseas study for one to two semesters. The Department urges students to maximize the opportunity of academic exchange experience, including learning about a new culture, improving their English language proficiency, and building and broadening their cross-cultural perspective. Students may also join summer internship and short-course overseas programmes organised by the Office of Student Affairs. Popular student placements have included work at Disneyland in Florida, the American Red Cross in Atlanta and Chicago, and other worthwhile destinations for overseas study and work in Europe, greater China, and North America.

Career Opportunities

The training offered by the English Major programme is both holistic and vigorous in the spirit of whole-person education, allowing our graduates 

  • to cope with stress and life changes in a creative, imaginative and positive way; 
  • to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English at the workplace and in everyday life; 
  • to work comfortably as a team-member in intercultural and international settings; and 
  • to apply acquired academic knowledge and skills in support of service-learning opportunities improving the life opportunities of the less fortunate. 

As many as 10% annually of our BA graduates have secured postgraduate studentships at the MPhil and PhD level, in support of further training at some of the world’s finest universities, including Cambridge University, Georgetown University, University College London, and SOAS University of London.

Other graduates have transitioned effectively into professional careers such as arts administration, legal studies, banking, business, civil service, journalism, public relations, marketing, translation, mass communication, teaching and tourism.

Admissions Scholarship

To award outstanding HKDSE students admitted to the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty offers a new scholarship starting from the 2020 intake: 

Sum of HKDSE Score

(4 Core plus 2 electives) 

Amount of Scholarship
30 or above $42,100 (one-off, 100% of the first-year tuition)
29    $21,050 (one-off, 50% of the first-year tuition)

The Priority to Select Major Programme of Study (HKDSE students who obtain score of 25 or above have the priority to choose their preferred Major programme) will be cancelled with effect from the 2020 intake, in keeping with the introduction of the Hybrid Admission Scheme. 

Please refer to the website for more details. 

Remarks:
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Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
    a) Category A subjects;
    b) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGENote2 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website: http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:
http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 3:

  • The elective subjects must be Category A subjects (unless specified) excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2).
  • Individual programmes may consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfillment of elective requirement. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2021 entry: http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/dse_weighting.


First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411 2200

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 80 176 294 301 204 1055

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 10 2 2 0 1 15