Admitted in or before 2016/17

Programme Objectives

The Programme will enable students:

  • to think critically, and learn independently;
  • to gain solid knowledge in the concepts, theories and applications of English studies (literature and linguistics), supplemented with fundamental knowledge in business studies;
  • to face challenges using critical thinking, creativity, analytical skills and problem-solving abilities acquired from their training in language, linguistics and literature;
  • to use knowledge of language and literature to develop understanding of local and global issues, developments and cultures;
  • to communicate effectively in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) in biliterate and trilingual environments, including academic and business-related contexts;
  • to put knowledge and theories of linguistics, literature and language studies into practice, including business-related purposes and contexts;
  • to develop and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world and its diverse communities and cultures;
  • to work independently or in a team with effective social and interpersonal skills from the learning process.


Programme Structure


Degree Award Requirement

In order to be eligible for the award of the BA-ENG degree, students must have:

  • completed and been assessed on at least 129 credits, including all core modules;
  • obtained an overall GPA of 2.0 or above for all modules in which they were assessed;
  • obtained a Grade D or better on at least 120 credits;
  • passed the Information Technology Proficiency Test; and
  • fulfilled the requirements of Community Services (20 hours), Extra-curricular Activities (10 hours) and Physical Activities (10 hours), within the course of the Programme.

Additionally, within the BA in English Programme, in order to count a module towards the 23 modules required from the English Study Area of the Programme, a student must obtain at least a Grade C (meaning C+, C or C-).  Should a student obtain lower than a Grade C in a core module, that module must be retaken until the student obtains a Grade C. Should a student obtain lower than a Grade C in an elective module, they may retake the module or substitute that module with another elective module with at least a Grade C.

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