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What will I learn?

This programme is offered by Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma who wish to continue on to a Bachelor’s degree in liberal and cultural studies.

Programme Features

  • A non-government-funded honours undergraduate programme.
  • A full-time programme which is normally completed in two years.
  • Enhances the cultural literacy and cross-cultural sensibilities of students.
  • Develops and sharpens bilingual skills and sensitivities in the exploration of the cross-cultural heritage of Hong Kong.
  • Provides a wide range of liberal and cultural studies courses ranging from art history, literature and philosophy to popular culture, cinema and film, and media studies.

Award

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Liberal and Cultural Studies awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University

Career Prospects

It is not a vocational programme. It does not provide special work training. Rather, with a strong interdisciplinary approach of studies, the Programme

  • trains students’ creative, synthesizing, disciplined, respectful and ethical minds;
  • develops and sharpens students’ bilingual skills and sensibilities;
  • equips students with substantial cultural literacy, creative arts knowledge and transferable abilities such as writing and presentation skills, creative and critical thinking, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.

These abilities are essential for virtually many fields of students future career, especially for fields like journalism, print media, creative industries, art administration, electronic media, management, public relations and education.

Programme Structure

The four-year undergraduate programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of Major Courses, 38 units of General Education Courses and 24 units of Free Elective Courses. Students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will normally be admitted directly into the third year of study to complete the programme in two years.

Specifically, students are required to complete 36 units of Major Required Courses and 30 units of Major Elective Courses.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$82,500.00 (8,34,598) per year
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HK $2,500 per unit (Total HK $165,000).
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a combined score of 1,650 in SAT Test (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing). After 2005, and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 23; and Grade 3 in at least two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 500 or better in each of two or more subjects in SAT Subject Tests. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a Higher Diploma from any recognised institutions.

Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students are expected to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses in their Associate Degree or Higher Diploma studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme pre-requisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

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

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