Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language and Liberal Studies

/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language and Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language and Liberal Studies 2018-07-27T12:50:59+00:00
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language and Liberal Studies
– English and Communication
– Chinese and Philosophy
– Bilingual Studies
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Programme Features


The Programme aims to provide students with a broadly-based curriculum in liberal arts and to inculcate in students the essence of critical and creative thinking, creativity.

  • To enrich students with our core Catholic values and to cultivate in them a high sense of moral and social responsibility

  • To develop students' skills and abilities in a variety of settings in preparation for the workplace in business, government, education, and industry sectors as well as for their further academic pursuit


Class Mode

4-year full time programme


Career Prospect

For Graduates from the English and Communication Stream
Graduates may pursue a vast range of careers in public, private and academic sectors that include but not limited to corporate communication officers, promotion and public relation professionals across all industries, civil servants in various government departments, middle management staff across all industries, media editing and journalistic staff with television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, teaching and research staff with schools and academic institutes, and any other occupations that demand highly proficient English language and communication skills.


For Graduates from the Stream of Chinese and Philosophy
The provision of a broadly based liberal arts education with emphasis on Chinese and Philosophy enables graduates to be well-equipped with transferable skills, such as communication, creative thinking, logical reasoning and sensitivity to cultural diversity, skills which are highly applicable to a wide range of occupations and industries. In fact, graduates from this stream will have a broad selection of jobs in different areas including education, media, civil service, public bodies and China-related business organisations. Alternatively, they may also further their studies in related disciplines and engage in research work upon graduation.


For Graduates from the Stream of Bilingual Studies
With sound communication skills in both English and Chinese, graduates may choose to work as public relations and communication officers in their preferred areas, such as the financial and commercial sectors. With proper training in producing bilingual texts, graduates can work as editors, copywriters or translators to provide language services to the media, language service agencies or private companies. They can also work as research assistants in the academic field to help in language-related research. As graduates are able to distinguish the salient differences between English and Chinese, they are capable of working as academics teaching language courses to adults and children, especially to second language learners of either Chinese or English.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2018-19 intake of the 4-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language and Liberal Studies are as follows:

  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $69,550 $87,920
Year 2 $72,900 $91,190
Year 3 $76,250 $94,470
Year 4 $78,520 $96,680 





Study Stream
Bilingual Studies Chinese and Philosophy English and Communication



Year 1
Core Course Language and GE Course
Bilingual Presentation Skills Academic Reading & Writing I
Fundamentals of Linguistics Critical Thinking
Introduction to Chinese Literature Ethics & Moral Issues
Introduction to Western Philosophy Integrated Seminar and Community Involvement
Language & Culture Numerical & IT Literacy
  Practical Chinese
  GE Elective


Year 2
Core Course Language and GE Course
Bilingual Communication Academic Reading & Writing II
Hong Kong Culture & Society Individual & Society
Introduction to Chinese Philosophy Putonghua I
Introduction to English Literature GE Elective
Phonetics & Phonology  
Styles & Genres  


Year 3
Core Course Language and GE Course
Research Methodology Putonghua II
Religion & Life GE Elective
Core Elective  
Core Elective  
Bilingual Studies
Bilingual Studies Modern Chinese
Contrastive Analysis of Chinese & English Syntax & Semantics
Intercultural Communication


Chinese and Philosophy
Classical Chinese Modern Chinese
Classical Chinese Literature Western Philosophy
Eastern Philosophy  
English and Communication
Art of Speaking Syntax & Semantics
Communication Theory World Englishes
Intercultural Communication  


Year 4
Core Course Language and GE Course
Catholicism in the Contemporary World Global Citizenship
Ethical Dilemmas in the Global Context  
Thesis Writing  
Core Elective  
Core Elective  
Bilingual Studies
Advertising Copywriting Media in the Bilingual Context
Bilingual Parallel Text Drafting Putonghua III
Issues in Bilingualism  
Chinese and Philosophy
Chinese Philosophy & Literature Selected Topics in Confucianism
Modern & Contemporary Chinese Literature Seminar on Comparative Philosophy: East & West
Selected Readings in Modern & Contemporary Chinese Fiction  
English and Communication
Advertising Copywriting English for Specific Purposes
Corporate Communication I Selected Topics in Communication Studies
Corporate Communication II  


List of Core Electives #
Comparative Study: Cantonese & Putonghua Persuasive Communication in China
Creative Writing in Chinese Philosophical Analysis
Cultural & Literary Texts Philosophy of Language
Hermeneutics Second Language Acquisition
Lexicography Sociolinguistics
Literature & the Cinema  Translation in Practice


# The Institute reserves the right to make final decision on offering of elective courses.




Year 1 Entry

  • Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Level 2 in Liberal Studies in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; applicants' performance in two elective courses in the HKDSE Examination will be considered as bonus point in the selection process; OR
  • Have obtained passes in Chinese Language and Culture and Use of English and one additional AL / two ASL subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) plus five passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Mature applicant aged 21 or above on 1 September of the year when admission is sought, with relevant working experience and academic background; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 2 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4 programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 3 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an AD / HD programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a QF Level 4 programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.