Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History


What will I learn?


The degree aims to provide a challenging bilingual education which will enable students:

  • To develop a better understanding of historical change and development;
  • To develop their capacity to interpret the thought and actions of historical figures and trends;
  • To develop analytical skills in order to evaluate historical developments, to understand
  • Current issues, and to make decisions;
  • To enhance judgment and maturity as professionals.


Upon successful completion of this degree programme, students should be better able to:

  • Think critically, analyze problems, organize, and communicate effectively;
  • Engage in critical analysis, independent study, and in-depth research;
  • Enter any profession that values these important transferable skills;
  • Pursue further study in the discipline of History or other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key events and processes in World and Chinese History;
  • Formulate analytical historical questions;
  • Articulate compelling arguments;
  • Use relevant evidence, citing it properly;
  • Evaluate and analyze secondary sources;
  • Evaluate and analyze primary sources;
  • Effectively structure a written text;
  • Write proficiently in English;
  • Speak effectively in English.

Career Potential:

As Hong Kong continues to evolve into a service and knowledge-based economy and society, History graduates have come to play an ever more important role. Graduates have found meaningful employment in such wide-ranging fields as government, business, media, and education. History graduates from Lingnan can expect to develop their abilities to think critically, conduct in-depth research, analyze problems, organize materials, and communicate effectively. They also will be trained in a way that encourages flexibility, and this ability to adapt to the future with an eye on the past positions them well in the Hong Kong job market. Increasingly, Hong Kong employers have come to realize that these are the very skills needed for many of their positions. As Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland continue to develop more intensive knowledge-based societies and economies, this demand for properly educated History graduates will increase.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,84,466) per year
Application deadline

Expected May, July 2024

More details

Start date

Expected January 2024


Lingnan University

8 Castle Peak Road,

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grade 4 in one of the following English Language subjects: English A, English B, English Literature and Performance

For international students

One of the following:

  • A degree or a sub-degree awarded by a recognised post-secondary institution
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma or its equivalent at a recognised post-secondary institution

Entry requirements vary country by country.

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, applicants are also required to fulfill one of the following English language requirements:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Grade 4 in English Language
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based)
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.0 in Academic Module

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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