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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History 歷史(榮譽)文學士

BA (Hons) History

Short Description

In the History degree at Lingnan, students will learn about the global past and the many different ways that one may interpret it in order to more fully appreciate the state of the world today. It is not possible to understand the present without knowing the past. Upon successful completion of this programme, students will:

  • be able to think critically, analyse, organise and communicate effectively;
  • have attained a capacity for critical analysis, independent study and in-depth research;
  • be prepared for entry into a wide range of occupations that value these important transferable skills;
  • have acquired an academic foundation for further study in history or for the study of other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


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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 373 427 483 489 399 2171
2021 346 459 492 531 421 2249
2020 331 388 546 582 443 2290
2019 353 442 589 644 499 2527
2018 490 665 754 711 586 3206
2017 582 650 803 831 690 3556
2016 560 615 814 875 643 3507

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 34 2 0 0 0 36
2021 35 3 3 0 0 41
2020 28 4 2 1 0 35
2019 15 8 1 0 0 24
2018 14 8 3 0 0 25
2017 20 3 1 1 1 26
2016 26 0 0 0 0 26