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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.

While the required courses and programme electives equip students with critical and practical knowledge in the field of cultural studies, the new programme offers two areas of concentration (AoCs): Digital Culture and Media Practices and Creativity and Performance Cultures. They address graduates' employment prospects in Hong Kong and other Asian countries and regions. In particular, the course "Capstone Project" intends to broaden students' critical and creative perspectives through research project, reflexive essay, internship, and/or creative/media work (e.g. a film, a performance, an artwork installation, or a web design project). Students will explore knowledge beyond the university, and learn to work individually or collaboratively with peers, with appropriate faculty supervision.

Faculty members of the Department come from many corners of the world.  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, performance studies, 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 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 232 370 521 640 497 2260
2021 218 353 496 584 482 2133
2020 303 432 599 770 609 2713
2019 341 556 721 941 701 3260
2018 373 680 1050 1158 862 4123
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
2022 21 6 0 0 0 27
2021 30 3 3 0 0 36
2020 21 3 1 0 1 26
2019 15 6 1 3 0 25
2018 14 9 3 0 0 26
2017 19 6 0 0 0 25
2016 24 0 0 0 0 24