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What will I learn?

Our programme has three major aims:

  • to develop students' oral and written skills to a stage where they will be able to serve as effective and responsible intermediaries between texts and speakers in English and Chinese;
  • to develop students' capacity to make independent and objective judgments, which they will require as language specialists or employees in leading positions in government, business, industry and the professions, for which a first degree is a threshold requirement and for which bilingual skills are regarded as highly valuable; and
  • to develop a better understanding of their place in Hong Kong's bilingual community and of the roles they might play in serving that community.
  • Our graduates can expect to find jobs as translators and interpreters, in the media, and in a wide range of businesses where bilingual skills are required. Other students have successfully gone on to pursue postgraduate studies in a number of disciplines, both in Hong Kong and overseas.

Career

The Department believes there is strong demand in Hong Kong for university graduates trained to think independently and function effectively in situations where bilingual skills are needed. Such graduates are ideally suited for a wide range of executive roles and other positions in the public and private sectors. Indeed, a tri-lingual and bi-literate society like Hong Kong provides ample employment opportunities for students who want to pursue career paths that demand bilingualism and for those planning to become translators or interpreters.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,22,186) per year
Application deadline

Expected May, July 2023

More details

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

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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