Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese Language and Literature

Programme Code

JS2021


Year of Entry

Year 3

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

The Programme 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 enable 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.

 

Unique Features

  • Provide a rigorous and relevant curriculum that develops students’ language proficiency.
  • Equip students with reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Enhance student’s ability to present lucid arguments and make independent judgment.
  • Encourage students to reflect on academic issues from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop their creative writing and thinking.
  • Stimulate students’ initiatives of self-learning.
  • Produce graduates of distinction committed to life-long learning.
  • Create and maintain an aura for academic discussions between and among teachers and students.

 

Student Learning Experiences

In order to provide a wider scope of learning opportunities for students to develop their multi-perspective learning, the Department has been active in organizing a large variety, some in series, of seminars and international conferences on inter-disciplinary studies.  Students of the Department will have the opportunity to take part in the Student Exchange Programme to experience studying abroad and broaden their horizons.  Additionally, our Internship Programme includes learning programmes which are carried out in summer breaks at participating publishers, radio stations and secondary schools. The programme offers an opportunity for students to gain work experience.

 

Career Opportunities

Primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, journalists, editors, etc.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Students/ Holders

Local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University are eligible for publicly-funded senior year places. 

 

Transfer Students 

Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university may apply. 

Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.

 

Applicants are required to submit their writing samples. These samples may be 1-3 published/not yet published creative writing articles and/or previous assignments. The total word limit is 3,000 Chinese characters. If there are no writing samples received on or before the deadline, the application will not be considered.

 

Applicants applying to the programme are expected to have a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following Chinese qualifications:

Chinese qualifications

Proficiency Test

Minimum Scores

GCE A/ AS Level Chinese

Grade E

GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese

Grade C/ Grade 4

HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese

Attained

Others

Other Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University