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Admissions Info for Prospective Students
Overview

Click here for the Powerpoint of Admissions Information for 2022-23.

 
Mock Lectures

 

Admission Requirement to Courses Offered by the School of English

A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test. Non-JUPAS candidates are required to submit the qualification of any recognized English proficiency test to the School Office (via email to tamix@hku.hk) for consideration before they have made the course selection online.

 

Declaration of Majors and Minors

Year 1 is a year of exploration for HKU freshmen. Prospective major and minor students are advised to take at least one List A introductory course in Year 1 in order to be eligible for declaring a major/ minor in Year 2.

Non-BA students from other disciplines are also welcome to become our major and minor students.

 

Programme Structures
1. Programme Requirements of English Studies

Courses

Major

Minor

(1) Introductory level

(normally taken in the first two years of study)

30 credits

18 credits

(a) From List A “Historical and Theoretical Foundations”

(including 6 credits of ENGL course as a first-year prerequisite)

12 credits

6 credits

(b) From List B “Critical Reading, Analysis and Writing”

12 credits

6 credits

(c) Either from List A or B

6 credits

6 credits

(2) Advanced level

48 credits
(including a major capstone course)

18 credits

Total (1)+(2)

78 credits

36 credits

 

2. Programme Requirements of Language and Communication

(only applicable to existing students admitted in 2020-21 or before)

Courses

Major

Minor

(1) Introductory level

(normally taken in the first two years of study)

30 credits

18 credits

(a) From List A “Historical and Theoretical Foundations”

(including 6 credits of LCOM course as a first-year prerequisite)

12 credits

 

6 credits

(b) From List B “Critical Reading, Analysis and Writing”

6 credits

6 credits

(c) From List C introductory courses offered by any other listed programmes1

12 credits

6 credits

(2) Advanced level

48 credits
(including a major capstone course)

18 credits
(including 6 credits must be from LCOM)

(a) LCOM and ENGL courses

(12 credits must be from LCOM, and 12 credits from either ENGL or LCOM)

24 credits

 

(b) From listed advanced courses offered by any other listed programmes2

24 credits

 

Total (1)+(2)

78 credits

36 credits

[1] List C contains interdisciplinary introductory courses offered by the following programmes: African Studies, China Studies, Comparative Literature, European Studies, General Linguistics, Global Creative Industries, Hong Kong Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies and Translation.
[2] Listed interdisciplinary advanced courses are offered by the following programmes: American Studies, China Studies, Comparative Literature, European Studies, Hong Kong Studies, General Linguistics, Global Creative Industries, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Philosophy and Translation.