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What will I learn?

The BA programme offers a liberal and flexible curriculum that begins with a year of exploration to introduce you to a broad spectrum of arts courses. Choose your own combination of subjects and develop a programme that inspires you. The degree is a great starting block to pursue a wide variety of thrilling career choices or postgraduate studies.

EXPLORE THE ARTS AND CREATE YOUR OWN COURSE

Begin this four-year undergraduate degree with a year of exploration. Pursue topics that inspire you and choose from a wide variety of introductory arts courses to discover new areas of interest. The programme’s flexible curriculum and enticing dual degree options give you the space to develop a study path that’s perfect for you.

Choose your path

Create your curriculum to develop a course that works for you.

Diverse Choices - Pick different courses and discover your interests

Focused Pathway - where you could focus on

Dual-degree options

Spend two years of your undergraduate studies in France or the US.

What You’ll Study

During your first year, you will select your own combination of subjects from a broad spectrum of introductory arts and humanities courses. The programme’s flexible curriculum enabling you having the option to combine an arts major with a variety of other arts and non-arts courses, or concentrating on the major(s) that you intend to declare and study in a focused pathway. The Faculty also offers two dual-degree programmes in collaboration with Sciences Po in France and the University of California, Berkeley. Split your time between HKU and another university overseas to earn two degrees over four years.

Exciting Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to test your knowledge and learn what it takes to succeed in the real world through internships, professional placements and exchange opportunities.

Career Prospects

Exit the programme with a foundation of knowledge and advanced analytical, linguistic, and interpersonal skills. The general degree is an ideal starting block to pursue a wide variety of satisfying careers. Popular fields include business sectors, community service and government, work in the media and advertising industry, or continue studying at a postgraduate level. The Faculty also offers career preparation workshops to equip you with the necessary skills in the job market.

Majors

  • Art History
  • China Studies
  • Translation
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,29,894) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English.

For international students

Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 31 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 2A 1B level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language or equivalent
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education or equivalent
  • Hong Kong Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) or equivalent
  • SAT / AP: Redesigned SAT 1350; A minimum of three subjects in American College Board Advanced Placement (AP) or SAT Subject Tests, each with a score of 3 or better; or 550 or better.

Fulfill one of the following English Language Requirements:

An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module (within 2 years after the test date)

A score of 93 or better in the TOEFL internet-based test/ TOEFL iBT Home Edition, or 583 in the TOEFL paper-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards) (within 2 years after the test date).

PTE A: A score of 64 in the Pearson Test of English Assessment (Academic).

International Baccalaureate Diploma;

GCSE / GCEO / IGCSE

(a) Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
(b) Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
(c) Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

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

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally