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  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language Studies and Translation
    Introduction

    The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language Studies and Translation is a four-year programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Year 1 or Senior Year.

    Year 1 entry   Programme code: BAHLTJ1
    Senior year entry*   Programme code: BAHLTJS
    * Applicants will be considered for admission to different years of the study programme depending on individual academic merits and other relevant factors.

     

    Entry Requirement

     

    Aims

    The programme aims to enable students to learn a range of language and translation skills. The former intends to enhance their language awareness, ability and confidence as practising language professionals. The latter encompasses practical skills in dealing with the cultural dimension of translation; accounting for the differences between the English and Chinese languages; and handling translated texts in specialized areas, including law, business, public administration, and media. This programme intends to bring students to a level of proficiency that enables them to be linguistically and analytically equipped to complete extended translation assignments and deal with linguistically- and culturally-related problems in translation.

    Career prospects

    This programme prepares students for a career as a professional translator or any language practitioner such as a language teacher, editor etc. There is a variety of jobs available to the Language and Translation graduate in Hong Kong: in the civil service, public utilities, education, the mass media and commerce.

    Further studies

    Opportunities are available for the graduates of this programme to pursue postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and abroad. Some students continue to study for a PhD or master’s degree after graduation; and others pursue postgraduate studies part-time while working full-time. Some choose to study further in the field of language studies, legal translation and applied translation, while others study another subject area, such as linguistics, applied linguistics, bilingual studies and education according to their career plans.

    Programme recognition

    A degree holder in this programme with a relevant teacher training qualification is eligible to apply for exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers (English Language).

    Programme structure

    Please click the hyperlinks below to view the programme structure:

    Year 1 entry   Programme code: BAHLTJ1
    Senior year entry   Programme code: BAHLTJS

     

    Language of instruction

    English and Cantonese

    Duration of programme
    Year 1 entry: 4 years
    Senior Year Entry: 2 years / 3 years (Applicants will be considered for admission to different years of the study programme depending on individual academic merits and other relevant factors.)

     

    Contact information
    Dr Eden Sum-hung Li (Programme Leader)
    (852) 2768 5907
    shli@ouhk.edu.hk
    For more details about the programme information, please refer to the programme website.
    Year 1 entry   BAHLTJ1
    Senior Year Entry   BAHLTJS

     

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