Bachelor of Arts in English Studies

Duration: 4 years
Medium of Instruction: English


The object of the degree is to produce linguistically proficient and culturally conversant graduates.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Read a wide range of literary texts critically and analytically with an appreciation for their rhetorical and literary features.
  • Articulate the ways in which important works of literature in English are situated in their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rhetorical, grammatical, and phonological structures of the English language and the complex interrelationship between such structures.
  • Describe and explain the way English operates in different cultures and linguistic contexts.
  • Formulate critical questions and investigate topics in the study of English literature and linguistics.
  • Present themselves confidently and effectively in formal speech and writing.


The core of the BA in English Studies is a balanced emphasis on literature and linguistics. Students will engage with a wide variety of literature written in English and examine a range of issues concerning the functioning of the English language.

Graduation Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Residential College (RC) Requirement: Mandatory residence of two semesters is normally required for the 1st year students. All students are required to fulfil the requirements specified by the RC system and the affiliated RC.
  • Credits requirement as stated in the study plan of the English Studies major

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the Registry’s website.

Career Prospects

Our graduates work in diverse fields, such as government, education, retail, financial services etc.