Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours

The Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours is a four-year programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3.

Year 1 entry   Programme code: BLSEHJ1
Total credits: 160
Year 2 entry   Programme code: BLSEHJ2
Total credits: 120
Year 3 entry   Programme code: BLSEHJ3
Total credits: 80

Year 2 entry: For holders of a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in any discipline.

Year 3 entry: For holders of a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in a related area.

Students whose mother tongue is not Chinese or whose secondary school education was completed overseas or in International Schools do not need to meet the Chinese language requirement.


This programme aims to develop in its graduates a high level of English proficiency and in-depth knowledge and understanding of English linguistics and applied English linguistics. The courses in the programme are designed to enhance students’ ability to communicate in both written and spoken English and to enable them to use and appreciate the English language.

Career prospects

Graduates of this programme will also be eligible to take up general administrative and executive work in the civil service, non-government organizations, business or industry sectors and other positions for university graduates.

Local and non-local secondary school graduates who meet the requirements of the Education Bureau (EDB) can apply for the ‘Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers’ set up by the EDB. Please check the following website for details

Professional recognition

The degree is recognized by the Education Bureau as a language major degree (English) and those who also complete a teacher’s qualification (majoring in English language teaching) after graduation will be fully qualified to become English language teachers in Hong Kong and will be exempted from the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers of English.

Further studies

Many opportunities are available for graduates of the programme to undertake postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and overseas. Some students will continue to study for a Master’s degree by coursework or by research after graduation. Those who wish to enter the teaching profession can pursue the Postgraduate Diploma in Education either on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programme structure

Please click here to view the programme structure.

Language of instruction


Duration of programme

• Year 1 entry: 4 years
• Year 2 entry: 3 years
• Year 3 entry: 2 years

Contact information
Dr Danny Leung (Programme Leader)
(852) 2768 5812
For more details about the programme information, please refer to the programme website.

Year 1 entry BLSEHJ1
Year 2 entry BLSEHJ2
Year 3 entry BLSEHJ3