Current Students

Majors & Minors

Majors and Minors

List of Majors and Minors




School of Chinese

    Chinese History and Culture

    Chinese Language and Literature

    Chinese Studies1


School of English

    English Studies

    Language and Communication

School of Humanities

    Comparative Literature

    Fine Arts


    General Linguistics



School of Modern Languages and Cultures

    African Studies

    American Studies


    China Studies (Arts Stream) 

    European Studies



    Global Creative Industries


    Hong Kong Studies


    Japanese Culture

    Japanese Language

    Japanese Studies

    Korean Studies





Centre of Buddhist Studies

    Buddhist Studies


  1. Major/ Minor in Chinese Studies is inapplicable to students admitted in 2016-17 and thereafter.
  2. Minor in Greek is temporarily suspended in 2017-18.
  3. Major in Italian is a new programme effective from 2017-18.
  4. BA students admitted under the HKU-Sciences Po Dual Degree Programme may choose one major out of the following 13 prescribed Arts majors:
  • American Studies; or
  • China Studies (Arts Stream); or
  • Comparative Literature; or
  • English Studies; or
  • European Studies; or
  • French; or
  • Global Creative Industries; or
  • History; or
  • Hong Kong Studies; or
  • Language and Communication; or
  • Philosophy; or
  • Spanish; or
  • Translation

Summary Tables of Major and Minor Study Requirements

July 21, 2017

Updated: September 26, 2017