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The Open University of Hong Kong

JS9013

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language Studies and Translation 語言研究與翻譯榮譽文學士

BA(Hons) LangStud & Tran

Short Description

This programme aims to enable students to learn a range of language phenomena and translation skills. While the former comprises various language systems of English such as sound, word, grammar, meaning and usage, the latter encompasses practical skills in dealing with the cultural dimension of translation, accounting for the differences between the English and Chinese languages and handling translated texts in specialized areas, including law, business, public administration and media. This programme intends to bring students to a level of proficiency that will enable them to be linguistically and analytically equipped to be language professionals and translators. Graduates are able to complete extended translation assignments and deal with linguistically and culturally-related problems in translation, and to comprehend, analyse and explain complicate language phenomena and to perform various language tasks confidently as other practising language professionals.

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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECT 2
  1. HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above will be considered as elective subjects.

  2. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    • HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese: Attained  
    • GCE (A-Level /AS-Level) Chinese: Grade E or above  
    • GCE (O-Level)/ GCSE/ IGCSE Chinese: Grade E or above

    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  3. Some programmes may give higher weighting or preference for certain elective subjects in admission selection.  Please refer to the ‘Programme Information’ for details or click here.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

The University will calculate the best grades attained by an applicant from the most current two sittings of HKDSE taken by the applicant.  There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 74,166

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$74,166
Whole Programme: HK$307,976 

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$30,800/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$43,366
Whole Programme: HK$184,776

Remark

  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. The rate is subject to approval. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student. A student will normally take 40 credits in an academic year.
  2. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/ immersion course fee, etc., if applicable.
  3. The estimated composite tuition/programme fee for the whole programme has taken the Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) projected by OUHK for the second to fourth year, i.e. 2020/21 to 2022/23, into account but the annual adjustment of tuition fee will be capped at the actual CCPI to be announced by the Government or the CCPI projected by the University, whichever is lower.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit http://www.cspe.edu.hk/nmtss
  5. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval. The annual subsidy amount of NMTSS for the 2018/19 academic year is HK$30,800. The annual subsidy amount for the 2019/20 academic year will be announced by the Government later.
  6. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.

Contacts

Dr. Eden Li

Email: shli@ouhk.edu.hk

Tel: 27685907

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 317 522 583 687 801 2910
2017 292 468 537 649 799 2745
2016 235 586 577 809 938 3145
2015 390 746 881 1005 1134 4156
2014 468 874 1066 1194 1343 4945
2013 370 785 996 1279 1396 4826
2012 273 528 911 1150 1292 4154

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 127 73 45 25 0 270
2017 119 61 0 0 0 180
2016 103 82 0 0 0 185
2015 80 70 0 0 0 150
2014 66 19 8 0 0 93
2013 15 49 30 0 0 94
2012 11 24 24 0 0 59