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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in English and Applied Linguistics

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Entrance Year Sept 2022

Programme Code JS3240

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Fund Type Government-Funded

Programme Leaders

Programme Leader
Dr Max Diaz

Associate Programme Leader 
Dr Phoenix Lam


  • Students will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:
    • BA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics
  • The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics is available to the students of BA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics. Admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see “Secondary Major Details” section.


Entry Scholarship

  • To recognise the outstanding academic performance of HKDSE students, the Faculty of Humanities will grant entry scholarship to eligible HKDSE students admitted to the programme via JUPAS. The award criteria for the scholarship are in the information sheet.

Aims and Characteristics

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Programme in English and Applied Linguistics (BAEAL) aims to nurture graduates with the abilities/attributes needed to become competent English language professionals and responsible global citizens in the 21st century. Our programme aims to nurture graduates:

  • a high level of competence of English
  • a sound understanding of the theoretical disciplines underlying applied English language studies and the integrated use of language; and
  • the strong ability to apply their knowledge and generic linguistics skills in a variety of professional communication contexts.

Top Rankings with Global Recognition

66 th


The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)  World University Rankings 2022

51 st


The QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2021


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