Prospective Students

Prospective Students

The Faculty of Arts is recognized throughout the world as a key institution for teaching, research, and promoting the best that the cultures of both East and West have to offer.

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Arts

We offer a liberal and flexible Bachelor of Arts (BA) (JS6054) curriculum that enables you to develop your individual study plan within a guided and academically coherent framework.  Year 1 is a "Year of Exploration", in which you can pursue your own interests and learn new subjects.  At the end of Year 1, you are free to declare one Arts major from our 22 majors.  From Year 2 to Year 4, you can elect to pursue an additional Arts/non-Arts major, or up to two minors.

In addition, we offer two BA dual degree programmes (4-year curriculum) in collaboration with two highly respected international universities, namely, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France and the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. respectively.  You will earn two Bachelor’s degrees upon successful completion of a BA dual degree programme.

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies

The University has introduced the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies programme (JS6286), which allows students to combine any specialisation from the Faculty of Arts with digital and technological skills, providing a customized degree experience. Students undertaking this 4-year degree prepare themselves for a wide range of career opportunities in an increasingly technology-focused world, including in academia, digital media, consultancy, design, administration and research, with pathways to many public and private-sector careers.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

BASc is an intrinsically integrated programme co-offered by the Faculties of Social Sciences, Arts and Science. The programme equips students with interdisciplinary focus. Simultaneously, it prepares students to make an impact by formulating multidimensional solutions to address the world’s problems.  

The Faculty of Arts also offers three double degree programmes:

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Arts (Literary Studies) and Bachelor of Laws (JS6078) is a double-degree programme that merges the humanities and law to cultivate skills in literary analysis and legal practice. This 5-year degree prepares students for careers in law (e.g. as barristers or solicitors), as well as in academia, arts and culture, journalism, politics, and more.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education

These are five-year full-time double degree programmes offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education. They integrate both academic and professional studies in Chinese or English language education. They incorporate a graduate teaching qualification and are regarded as the equivalent of a BA plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). These programmes allow students to meet the language requirements for language teachers as recommended by the HKSAR Government's Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR).  Please visit the programme websites for further details: BA&BEd(LangEd)-Chin and BA&BEd(LangEd)-Eng 

For more information about the Faculty of Arts and its undergraduate programmes, please explore the information and videos on the admissions information pages.

Postgraduate Programmes

The Faculty of Arts is internationally regarded for its cutting edge research across the range of its subject areas. Postgraduate education is a key component of the Faculty’s mission to foster new generations of world-class humanities researchers. Through its Research Postgraduate (RPG) and Taugh Postgraduate (TPG) programmes, the Faculty serves the needs of students and new researchers from Hong Kong, China, and the world.

Research Postgraduate Programmes

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and 3-year and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree programmes in both full-time and part-time study modes.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Sixteen Master’s Programmes and one Postgraduate Diploma Programme.

Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities

The Faculty offers a wide array of both credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing courses during the summer semester targeted at local and international students. Credit-bearing course options include Chinese language and English enhancement courses, as well as courses on the creative industries. Our non-credit-bearing courses emphasize critical thinking and creativity, and offer secondary school students the opportunity to experience university life.