Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Scheme in Linguistics and Translation [JUPAS code: JS3230]

Programme Code 72423
Mode Full-Time
Duration 4 years (normal)
No. of Credits Required A minimum of 126 credits (including 3 training credits)
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[The programme will start to admit 4-year-curriculum students in 2020-21, and will start to admit senior-year students in 2022-23.]


BALT is a four-year full-time undergraduate honours programme that focuses on linguistics and translation. The programme leverages the combined strengths of linguistics and translation to create a synergy of theories, applications and professional training. Furthermore, the programme capitalizes on advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) to prepare language professionals for digital applications across a wide range of language-related professions (e.g. translation technology, automatic tools for text and speech processing).


The BALT curriculum consists of two major components in the following areas:


Translation (including Interpreting and Bilingual Communication)


CBS has over twenty years of experience in teaching translating and interpreting. With the best interpreting training laboratories in Hong Kong, our curriculum emphasizes the training of practical translation and interpreting skills, and enables students to work for various specialized fields, such as business, the media, science and technology, law, etc.

The curriculum also equips students with language-mediated and culture-specific bilingual communication skills and familiarizes students with the conducts and practices of corporate communication in the bilingual context.

Linguistics (including Speech Sciences)


The curriculum provides foundational courses in linguistics, with a focus on the physiological, neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic basis of speech as well as computational methods of language data analysis, in order to prepare students for further study in linguistics, speech sciences, and computational linguistics.


General Enquiries

Ms Bonnie SEID

(852) 2766 7463

Academic Advice

Dr LI Dechao, Programme Leader

(852) 2766 7458

Academic Advice

Dr WU Wing Li, Deputy Programme Leader

(852) 2766 5636