Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities

Programme Code

JS2024


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 will implement a hybrid admissions model starting from 2020 entry. Students may apply for admission to the Broad-based Programme or to a specific Major Programme. Founded as the first and unique undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to offering a broad liberal arts education, the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities Programme re-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": Student 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.


Unique Features

  • Introduce students to the interdisciplinary Humanities studies, involving multiple approaches to the diverse subjects studied within the Humanities: cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, literature, language, history, philosophy, film and creative arts; 
  • Prepare students for graduate study in the Humanities and related fields;
  • Examine the traditional and contemporary cultures of Hong Kong, China, Asia, the West, and the world through the study of selected Humanities texts; 
  • Prepare students entering the work force with the reasoning capability and expressive and interpersonal skills that will allow them to contribute to their professions; and
  • Emphasise the intellectual skills of independent thought and judgment, creative and critical thinking, self-awareness, and commitment.


Student Learning Experiences

The Humanities Programme provides students with opportunities to study abroad in order to expand their educational and cultural horizons. Previously, our Summer Study Tour visited Germany, Taiwan and China. Every year, many students spend one semester or a year in overseas universities, and they invariably come back with unforgettable experiences as well as a newly-gained sense of confidence. They may go to a wide variety of places for exchange, such as Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and the USA.

Career Opportunities

Graduates take up careers in the fields of education, business, management, public relations, media, publishing, creative industries and the civil service.

Remark

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.

For students who intended to take Humanities, they are expected to have a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University. Special arrangements will be made for international students without Chinese language qualification.

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