Department Head’s Message

Dr Anna Tso
Associate Professor, Head of Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

As the BA-ENG (Hons) Programme Director and the Head of this unique department, I cordially invite you to visit the following webpages to learn more about the full spectrum of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes we offer for our students:

Our faculty is made up of world-leading professors, award-winning scholars, and dedicated teachers from a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds. Our research expertise in English language and literature is wide-ranging, encompassing Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Digital Humanities, Language Teaching and Assessment, Postcolonialism, Political Novels, Ibsen, Gao Xingjian, Film Studies, Critical Theory, and more.

Aspired to fostering an exceptional learning environment, we are proud to offer our students the opportunity to take an impressive array of modules that explore the human experience, from the past to the present, across cultures and continents, including Corpus Linguistics, Digital Literacies, World Englishes and Cultures, Teaching English as a Second Language, Romanticism, Modernism, Children’s Literature, Women in Literature, Film Art, Drama and Theatre, Literary Criticism and Theory. Through lectures, tutorials, assignments, presentations, and projects, we challenge students to think critically and creatively, guide them in crafting their own literary voice, and support them in their academic and personal growth.

Education is not just about acquiring knowledge, it’s also about growing as individuals. We, as a department, are committed to cultivating a supportive teacher-student relationship. Students are encouraged to engage with peers, participate in department events, and make full good use of the resources available at university. Whether our students are joining a writing workshop, attending a guest lecture, seeking study and career advice from a personal tutor, or simply discussing a poem or a book with a professor in a reading group, we hope our students feel inspired, supported, and included.

Education is a journey, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me ( or our team of colleagues should you have any questions at any time. If you are interested in enrolling our programme, please sign up for an interview. You will learn more details about our BA-ENG (Hons) Programme as you meet our faculty in person. I wish you every success in your studies and all your future endeavours.

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