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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary English Studies 當代英語語言文學課程(榮譽)文學士

BA (Hons) Contem English

Short Description

The English Department of Lingnan University offers a four-year honours degree programme in Contemporary English Studies.  Our definition of English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in English, Applied Linguistic Studies and Language Studies.  We see English Studies holistically, making all possible links between Language and Literature.  We concentrate on modern English - contemporary literature in English, and the English language as currently used throughout the world and in Hong Kong.  While the programme places great stress on the language proficiency of its graduates, it also emphasises the nature of English as an academic discipline in these fields.  The Contemporary English Studies Degree Programme, thus, offers a curriculum that introduces the student to, and prepares the student for, English as a mode of thinking that is at once literary, linguistic and practical, in the context of “World English”.


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  • 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 studied Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; or those who have learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, which adopts an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not otherwise  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 4 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.

Note2: For Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science, the Minimum Level for Mathematics Compulsory Part is 3.

Note3: For Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science, the Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is counted as an Elective Subject.

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 deduction 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.


Registry (Undergraduate Admissions Team)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 165 168 226 225 167 951
2021 176 172 193 214 210 965
2020 95 161 204 240 213 913
2019 144 219 260 325 253 1201
2018 342 361 435 434 381 1953
2017 404 450 425 461 381 2121
2016 227 339 366 451 374 1757

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 23 0 0 0 0 23
2021 25 9 2 0 0 36
2020 14 4 0 2 2 22
2019 7 11 0 2 2 22
2018 18 9 1 0 0 28
2017 16 6 4 2 0 28
2016 17 9 0 0 0 26