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

Your study options


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Single discipline major

BA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics (BAEAL)
4 years
(123 credits + 3 WIE training credits)


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Major / Minor option

with English as the Major and a Minor from another discipline:
4 years
(123 credits + 3 WIE training credits)


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Double majors

BAEAL and BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Translation
4 years
(168 credits + 3 WIE training credits)

The 4-Year Curriculum



Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)

The BAEAL strives to provide students with a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills they will need to communicate effectively in English for professional, academic, and business purposes in Hong Kong and around the world. The BAEAL discipline-specific curriculum has the following components.

[75 credits + 3 training credits]


Free Electives / Minor

Free elective subjects from any PolyU academic departments, including the Department of English and Communication, OR a Minor from a PolyU academic department.

[18 credits]

Minimum credit requirement for graduation:

123 credits + 3 WIE training credits

Maximum total credits allowed without incurring a higher tuition rate:

150 credits + 3 WIE training credits 

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