Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese Language and Literature

Programme Code

JS2021


Year of Entry

Year 1

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

Programme Description

The Faculty of Arts has implemented a hybrid admissions model starting from the 2020 entry. Students may apply for admission to the Broad-based Programme or to a specific Major Programme. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese Language and Literature 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 judgement.
  • 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 organising a large variety, some in series, of seminars and international conferences on inter-disciplinary studies. Students of the Department will have 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 publisher, 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.

Remarks

Students may take an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree plus a Diploma in Education.

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.

 

For students who intended to take Chinese Language and Literature, they 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 Tests Minimum Requirements
GCE A/ AS Level Chinese Grade E
GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese/ Chinese Language Grade C/ Grade 4
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese Attained
Others Other Chinese language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University