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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 72423-SY

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Programme Intake 12 senior year places

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation

A minimum of 60 credits plus 3 training credits

Programme Leaders

Programme Leader
Dr WU Zhiwei 
PhD, MA, BA 

Deputy Programme Leader
Dr WU Wing Li 
PhD, MPhil, MA, BA 


  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review. 
  • Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirement (LCR) will be required to take the default LCR replacement subjects. 

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims 

  • To train language and knowledge professionals for our knowledge-rich and highly connected world with a special focus on biliteracy and trilingual proficiency; 

  • To endow our graduates with highly sophisticated communication skills, especially cultural and domain sensitivity in intercultural and corporate communication; inter-personal skills and empathy in face-to-face communication as well as over digital media; and the technological knowhow to master current and future new media; 

  • To equip our graduates with a general knowledge of the underlying concepts and profession-specific literacy and skills requirements in linguistics, speech sciences, translation and interpreting, and corporate communication; and 

  • To equip our graduates with competence in handling data analytics for language content, and the ability to extract and distil relevant trends and information from big linguistic data to meet the needs of society.

Programme Characteristics

  • Leveraging the combined strengths of linguistics and translation to create a synergy of theories, applications and professional training; and 

  • Capitalising on advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) to prepare language professionals for digital applications across a wide range of language-related professions (e.g. machine translation/interpreting, automatic tools for text and speech processing).  

Medium of Instruction

  • English and Chinese*

* Putonghua by default; Cantonese only used in Elective Subjects on the Cantonese language 


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