What will I learn?

Programme Description

It is hoped that students, after completing the programme, will be able:

  • To investigate the development of human society from a historical perspective;
  • To demonstrate power of critical thinking and analytical ability in understanding historical events;
  • To show in-depth knowledge of the heritage of China and other great civilizations;
  • To pursue graduate studies in history or a related discipline; and
  • To enter various fields outside history, such as the civil service, business, publishing, and teaching.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILO)

Students, who have completed the four-year programme successfully, will be able to:

  • acquire a sound understanding of major historical factors and movements that shape the growth of the human community.
  • demonstrate an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of at least one of the following areas: (1) Chinese History, (2) World History, or (3) East-West Studies.
  • apply advanced historical methods and innovative explanation models to conduct independent research for the pursuit of original and creative inquiries.
  • trace the historical roots of contemporary issues and analyze the worldwide impact of individual historical events.
  • communicate effectively historical knowledge in competent language and IT skills.
  • appreciate the nature, values, uses and limitations of history as an academic discipline and the significance of historical knowledge.
  • develop a critical and broadminded attitude toward traditions and cultural heritage of different civilizations to facilitate students’ search for the value and meanings of citizenship with an international outlook and a sense of civility.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

  • Major Required Courses 28 units
  • Core Major Elective Courses 9 units
  • Major Elective Courses 24 units
  • Honours Project 6 units
  • General Education Courses 31 units
  • Elective Courses 30 units

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 17,955) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, provided that the duration of the programme should be at least two years in full-time mode. 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

Applicants who apply for admission with overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications. Students from other countries should have qualifications equivalent to Hong Kong.

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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