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  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English and Comparative Literature

    The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English and Comparative Literature is a four-year programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Senior Year.

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

    This programme is designed to give students broad and comprehensive training in the cultural formation of the English language and its literature in the modern globalized era. The programme includes a wide range of courses on the various genres of literary texts and art forms in English from different historical and cultural backgrounds.

    Entry requirement




    The programme intends to equip students in Hong Kong with critical thinking skills. It introduces analytical frameworks through the study of literature, culture, film and the mass media. The programme is organized in such a way that it will enhance students’ critical ability and cultural awareness, thus preparing them for complex jobs involving sophistication in cultural critique.

    Career prospects

    Graduates of this programme will find employment opportunities in the following fields:

    the civil service
    academic research
    journalism and publishing
    mass communication and media writing translation

    Further studies

    Opportunities for postgraduate studies in communication, journalism studies, media management and related fields are available in Hong Kong and abroad.

    Professional recognition

    The four-year degree programme is approved by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government:

    as a recognized English language major degree programme included on the SCOLAR list;
    as an English language major degree for meeting the Language Proficiency Requirement for teachers of English (also known as the English Language Benchmark Test); and
    As a programme accepted for grants under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers.

    Programme structure

    Please click the hyperlink below to view the programme structure:

    Senior year entry   Programme code: BAHECLJS

    Language of instruction


    Duration of programme
    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
    Full-time English and Comparative Literature Programme Team
    (852) 2768 6703
    For more details about the programme information, please refer to the programme website.
    Senior year entry   BAHECLJS


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