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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Broad Discipline of Language, Culture & Communication 語言、文化及傳意廣泛學科

BD LANG, CULT & COMM

Short Description

The two Majors under the Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication (BDLCC) aim to nurture graduates to acquire the following:

BA(Hons) in Chinese and Bilingual Studies (BACBS)

  • Fluency in English, Mandarin Chinese and/or Cantonese as well as proficiency in written standard Chinese and English;
  • A good knowledge of the theory and practice of corporate communication, and/or translation and interpreting, and/or linguistics and speech sciences;
  • A good understanding of the nature of language/sign-mediated communication;
  • A solid knowledge of theory and practice of cross-cultural etiquette and interaction;
  • Broadened outlooks with a good understanding of the major issues in the areas of communication, language and cultural studies; and
  • A commitment to life-long learning for personal and professional development and the ability to work effectively with others as a team.

BA(Hons) in English Studies for the Professions (BAESP)

  • A high level of professional communicative competence in English;
  • A firm grounding in language studies which can be critically and creatively applied in a variety of business and management contexts;
  • An awareness and understanding of intercultural communication in multilingual settings that enhances their global outlook and cultural appreciation;
  • An ability to apply their strong communication skills to solving real-world problems effectively in local and global multilingual professional/business settings;
  • A capability of exercising judgement and developing intellectual curiosity to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • An awareness of the need for and are committed to life-long learning; and
  • The potential to become future leaders and entrepreneurs excelling in communication for professional purposes.

Remarks:
Students admitted to the Broad Discipline complete a common Year One curriculum. They need to apply for their Major and start to study the corresponding content from Year Two onwards.

RequirementsUpdated

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include: 
  • Chinese; and
  • English.
 
Relevant Applied Learning subjects that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation are:
  • Applied Psychology;
  • Business Data Analysis;
  • Child Care and Education;
  • Exploring Psychology;
  • Film and Video / Film and Video Studies;
  • Introduction to Theatre Arts;
  • Marketing in Global Trade;
  • Public Relations and Advertising;
  • Public Relations and Communication; and
  • Radio Host and Programme Production.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. Individual Broad Disciplines (BDs) / degree programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above / Attained with Distinction (obtained in 2017 or before) is required.
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required.
  3. If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified circumstances and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade            
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C
    IGCSE N/A C
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level E
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.
  7. For admission to the BSc(Hons) in Nursing and BSc(Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please refer to www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/ for details of the HKDSE subject categories.
  8. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Please note that local and non-local applicants are considered under different admission routes with different intake quotas. Non-local JUPAS applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results will be considered in competition with other non-local applicants holding various international qualifications. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.

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

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

General Office of the Faculty of Humanities

Email: fh.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 3400 8212

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 724 741 1003 1211 884 4563
2017 602 614 1084 1305 954 4559
2016 856 856 1324 1688 1193 5917
2015 810 1033 1673 2073 1540 7129
2014 1131 1345 2019 2639 1791 8925
2013 889 1340 2024 2624 1949 8826
2012 1145 1509 2011 2999 2355 10019

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 60 5 3 1 0 69
2017 66 3 1 1 2 73
2016 68 1 1 1 0 71
2015 72 2 1 1 0 76
2014 68 2 2 1 0 73
2013 62 8 2 1 0 73
2012 84 6 2 0 0 92
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.