Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Chinese History and Culture

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: JS3320

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Scheme/Programme Intake
20 (JUPAS and Non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)



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

  • BA (Hons) in Chinese History and Culture

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme, designed to blend the traditional with the modern, the conceptual with the application-oriented, equips students with knowledge in Chinese history and culture which they can apply in their career, and other personal skills that they can use to make effective contributions to the government, economy and society of Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world.


The general aim of the programme is to educate and train its students into individuals who are

  1. morally aware and capable of self-improvement
  2. strongly committed to a healthy society
  3. culturally enriched and effective communicators
  4. respectful of the rule of law  
  5. socially responsible
  6. observant of business ethics and good business common sense


Specifically, the graduate of the programme will be able to become

  1. Competent professionals: Graduates should be able to integrate and to apply in-depth discipline knowledge and specialied skills that are fundamental to functioning effectively as an entry-level professional (professional competence); understand the global trends and opportunities related to their professions (global outlook); and demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and skills in their work, including the discovery and use of opportunities, and experimentation with novel ideas (entrepreneurship).
  2. Critical thinkers: Graduates should be able to examine and critique the validity of information, arguments, and different viewpoints, and reach a sound judgment on the basis of credible evidence and logical reasoning.
  3. Effective communicators: Graduates should be able to comprehend and communicate effectively in English and Chinese, orally and in writing, in professional and daily contexts.
  4. Innovative problem solvers: Graduates should be able to identify and define problems in professional and daily contexts, and produce creative and workable solutions to the problems.
  5. Lifelong learners: Graduates should recognise the need for continual learning and self-development, and be able to plan, manage and improve their own learning in pursuit of self-determined development goals.
  6. Ethical leaders: Graduates should have an understanding of leadership and be prepared to serve as a leader and a team player (leadership and teamwork); demonstrate self-leadership and psychosocial competence in pursuing personal and professional development (intrapersonal competence); be capable of building and maintaining relationship and resolving conflicts in group work situations (interpersonal competence); and demonstrate ethical reasoning in professional and day-to-day contexts (ethical reasoning).
  7. Socially responsible global citizens: Graduates should have the capacity for understanding different cultures and social development needs in the local, national and global contexts (interest in culture and social development); and accept their responsibilities as professionals and citizens to society, their own nation and the world (social, national, and global responsibility)


These aims are fully compatible with the institutional learning outcomes of PolyU:

to nurture graduates who are competent professionals, critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners, ethical leaders and a socially responsible global citizens.


Medium of Instruction

  • 60% of the core and area specific subjects will be taught in Chinese (Putonghua), and the rest in English




  1. General University Requirement (GUR) subjects and credits (30 credits)
  2. Work-Integrated Education (3 credits)
  3. Capstone Project (3 credits)
  4. Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects and credits (84 credits)
  • ​Discipline Specific Language (4 subjects/12 credits)
  • Core subject (6 subjects/18 credits)
  • Area specific subjects (18 subjects/54 credits):
    • History and Institutions
    • Thought and Religion
    • Literature and Arts
    • Environment and Society
    • Science, Technology and Culture
    • Cultural and Heritage Management

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

No Secondary Major on offer.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

New Programme

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Local applicants:

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


For students applying with international qualifications, they should possess the following qualifications on Chinese and attend an interview to prove that they have reached the required level of Chinese proficiency:

  • Grade E or above in GCE A-level; or
  • Level 5 or above in Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK); or
  • Grade 4 or above in IB Chinese Language subject; or
  • the equivalent.



For further programme information, please contact:
Ms Nicole Chan (tel.: 3400 8949; email:

Student Message

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: December to May, if necessary
Mode:Individual or small group interview

To determine the potential/suitability of applicants for admission to the programme, and to examine their interest in the field of study.

Medium:Putonghua and English

About 15 minutes

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