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

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

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 Christy Xuyan Qiu


  • Students will be awarded the following degree upon completion of the graduation requirements:

    • BA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics

  • Students studying towards this degree have the option of a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics. Admission to this Secondary Major is on a competitive basis and subject to different credit requirements for graduation, as listed in the “Secondary Major Details” section.


Entry Scholarship

The Faculty of Humanities will grant entry scholarships to HKDSE students with outstanding academic performance who are admitted to the programme via JUPAS. The award criteria for these scholarships can be found 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

65 th


The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)  World University Rankings 2023

55 th


The QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2022


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