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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy 哲學(榮譽)文學士

BA (Hons) Philosophy

Short Description

Philosophy (the name comes from Greek, by way of Latin, philosophia, and means ‘love of wisdom’) is the critical examination of the grounds for fundamental beliefs.  It is concerned with the fundamentals of thinking itself and as such impinges on all important questions in our daily and professional lives.  In addition to giving students the knowledge they need to fill relevant positions in a variety of professions, such as publishing, journalism, education and so on, the present programme emphasises the development of the ability to think analytically, critically and creatively, and to communicate clearly and effectively. Graduates of this programme are expected to be both resourceful problem solvers and responsible citizens.


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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 193 238 316 431 444 1622
2021 265 281 378 506 528 1958
2020 506 485 449 582 496 2518
2019 391 431 508 702 660 2692
2018 505 679 763 868 761 3576
2017 384 562 825 908 873 3552
2016 422 480 763 847 799 3311

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 22 13 1 0 0 36
2021 35 2 1 1 0 39
2020 26 3 2 1 1 33
2019 13 9 1 2 0 25
2018 17 8 3 2 1 31
2017 10 7 6 2 3 28
2016 17 3 0 3 3 26