Programme Information (2021 cohort onwards)

Information on this page is applicable to year-1 students admitted from 2021/22; and year-2 entry students from 2022/23; and year3-entry students from 2023/24.

The Department of English offers a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Programme which is designed to help students build a sound knowledge base in English literature and linguistics as well as develop strong language and cultural awareness essential for an increasingly globalised world and economy. The Programme covers a rich and diverse range of topics aiming to broaden students’ horizons intellectually and personally. The integration of Business Studies modules in the curriculum also makes it unique with both academic and practical relevance.

This is a four-year degree programme and there are two semesters of 15 weeks per year. Each module consists of three credits, with every credit comprising a minimum of 15 contact hours. Students are required to study at least 40 modules of 120 credits over 4 years.

There are four Study Areas – English Studies, Business Studies, Free Electives and Common Core Modules.

Study Plan

Degree Award Requirement

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

  • completed and obtained a Grade D or above on 120 credits according to the BA-ENG curriculum structure within the specified normative/maximum period of study;
  • fulfilled the language competency exit requirement, i.e. 6.5 or above in IELTS**, or equivalent, and Grade 3B (三級乙等) or above in Putonghua Proficiency Test; Students failing to pass these tests are required to take the relevant English or Putonghua modules in lieu of the tests.
  • passed the Information Technology Proficiency Test; and
  • fulfilled the requirements of 12 iGPS Units and College Assembly.

Ming Pao JUMP Interview (in Chinese)


QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 18/000835/L5
Registration Validity Period: 08/11/2018 To 14/03/2029
Primary Area of Study / Training: A08 Languages and Related Studies
Other Area of Study / Training: A03 Business and Management


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