Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Chinese Language and Literature / Creative and Professional Writing / English Language and Literature / Humanities / Translation) 文學士(榮譽) (中國語言文學 / 創意及專業寫作 / 英國語言文學 / 人文學 / 翻譯學)
The Faculty of Arts uses a broad-based admissions system for five Major programmes, giving students more flexibility in choosing their Majors. Under the broad-based admissions system, students will spend their first year of study exploring different Arts disciplines. Then, towards the end of their first year, they will choose the Major they would like to study. The broad-based admissions system consists of the following Major programmes: (1) Chinese Language and Literature, (2) Creative and Professional Writing, (3) English Language and Literature, (4) Humanities, and (5) Translation.
(1) Chinese Language and Literature
The Major is committed to providing students with a thorough training in Chinese language, literature, and culture. The acquisition of knowledge and skills of basic research and training in critical thinking enables students to achieve their academic goals, personal growth, and their commitment to lifelong learning and preparation for future careers. This serves the University’s common goal of “Whole Person Education”, and empowers students to contribute to both the local and international communities.
(2) Creative and Professional Writing
The Creative and Professional Writing Programme of HKBU is the first UGC-funded undergraduate programme among Hong Kong tertiary institutions dedicated to creative and professional writing in both Chinese and English.
The Programme emphasises the following general aims:
- To provide students with a vigorous curriculum to develop creative and professional writing skills in Chinese and English;
- To develop students’ abilities when writing professionally in different genres and contexts to enhance students’ career opportunities;
- To cultivate students to produce original works of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction;
- To enhance students' cultural literacy which would act as a solid basis for their creative and professional writing;
- To build up their knowledge for self-directed and life-long learning in the world of professional writing and publishing.
(3) English Language and Literature
This Major offers excellent opportunities for students to develop their disciplinary knowledge in English language and literature with a cross-cultural perspective; written and verbal communication skills; critical thinking skills and appreciation of creative writing; leadership skills and teamwork techniques; awareness or international values, including overseas study and/or work experience.
The first and unique undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to offer a broad liberal arts education, the Humanities programme dedicated itself to training students to think critically and creatively, to write logically and speak confidently, to sympathise with humanity, and to appreciate life.
Our teaching staff profile includes renowned scholars and emerging young ones. Our programme continues to be distinguished by the three pillars of interdisciplinarity, bilingual teaching and learning, and cross-culturalism. Based on these unique strengths, our programme is marked by three Cs:
- “Creative”: Students of Humanities will develop and defend the freedom of mind;
- “Cultural”: They will learn both classical and contemporary cultures;
- “Critical”: They will appreciate diverse perspectives.
The Translation Programme aims to “educate bilingual and bicultural communicators for professional translation and language careers”. Teachers of the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies share with students their expertise in academic research, their experience of frontline fieldwork in interlingual and intercultural communication, and their pedagogic vision. Students are thus prepared to meet the cultural, socio-political and economic needs of the local community, as well as those of a rapidly developing China. The Programme provides a strong mix of both academic intellectual training and professionally-oriented practice. It offers a range of specialist options such as Translation Technology, Localisation, Spanish-Chinese Translation, Media Translation, and different forms of Interpreting.
In their final year, all students undertake a one-year Honours Project. This involves an extended translation of 10,000 words, plus critical commentary, or alternatively a research project of similar length. The Programme also incorporates a one-semester project-based internship.
Only Faculty of Arts offers Double Major Programmes in Hong Kong Baptist University. Student may choose to take a Double Major Programme which consists of two Majors in one Bachelor’s degree. Student can choose any two Majors from (1) Chinese Language and Literature, (2) English Language and Literature and (3) Religion, Philosophy and Ethics or Double Major in Translation and English Language and Literature.
Student Learning Experiences
Student can join the internship programmes and exchange programmes organised by the University.
Apart from University’s programmes, some of our Departments offer Major-orientated Internship to their students, such as Creative and Professional Writing Programme offers writing internship to their Major’s students.
In addition to the internship and exchange programmes, some of our Departments will organise study tours to broaden students’ horizons. For example, Humanities Programme has organised summer study tours to Tsinghua University and Shaanxi Normal University, etc.
Administration, education, publishing, media, public relations, marketing, social service, culture and arts, etc.
To award outstanding HKDSE students admitted to the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty offers a new scholarship starting from the 2020 intake:
|Sum of HKDSE Score |
(4 Core plus 2 electives)
|Amount of Scholarship|
|30 or above||$42,100 (one-off, 100% of the first-year tuition)|
|29||$21,050 (one-off, 50% of the first-year tuition)|
Please refer to the website for more details.
- Programme Entrance Requirements
- General Entrance Requirements
Notes for elective subjects:
1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects;
b) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.
|Core Subjects||Minimum Level|
|MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART||2|
|Elective Subject(s)||Minimum Level|
|ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3||3|
Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University (except for the programmes offered by the School of Chinese Medicine) are listed in the website: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_chineserequirement
Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language are listed in the website:
- One of the elective subjects must be Category A subjects (Senior Secondary Subjects) (unless specified otherwise by individual programmes).
- Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is recognised for fulfilling elective subject requirements.
- Individual programmes may consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfilling elective subject requirements. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.
Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2023 entry: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_weighting.
Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination
For 2023 entry, HKBU accepts combined results and will count the best results for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admissions scores.
First Year Tuition Fee
Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)
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Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)
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