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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary English Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary English Studies

Course summary

The Contemporary English Studies degree is based on the premise that in a liberal arts education in Hong Kong for the 21st century, English Studies is of central importance.Our definition of English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in English, Applied Linguistic Studies and Language Studies. While the programme places great stress on the language proficiency of its graduates, it also emphasises the nature of English as an academic discipline in these fields. We recognize English as an international discourse, spoken on all continents, reflecting different - not merely British or North American - perspectives. In brief, the Contemporary English Studies Degree Programme offers a curriculum that introduces the student to, and prepares the student for, English as a mode of thinking that is at once literary, linguistic and practical, in the context of ""World English"". 

Entry Requirement

General Entrance Requirements
Applicants must have obtained the following results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination:
English Language: Level 3
Chinese Language: Level 3
Mathematics: Level 2
Liberal Studies: Level 2
One Elective Subject: Level 2

Students with the equivalent of Level 4 or above in their HKDSE English Language who declare English as their first preference are given high priority. The main selection criteria are
(a) results of the diagnostic test given to students by CEAL in the beginning of the first term at Lingnan,
(b) their first term grade in LCE1010, and possibly also, in some cases,
(c) an interview.

Address of the institution

8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories

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Lingnan University

Programme type


Academic structure

Full time

Duration of study

4 year(s)