Bachelor of Arts in History

Duration: 4 years
Medium of Instruction: English will be the primary language of instruction and Chinese will be supplementary.


The Bachelor of Arts in History programme aims to train students to develop historical knowledge and skills of critical thinking and academic writing in the disciplinary methods of history, with specific emphasis and strength on three strategic areas, namely, History of China, History of Macao, and History of East-West Interactions.


The history curriculum provides compressive courses for students to learn essential issues defining the discipline of history. All courses work to train undergraduate students to develop a systematic understanding of the history discipline in terms of its theory, practices, skills, major methods, and recent developments in certain (sub) fields. Research skills such as critical thinking and academic writing are emphasized in all courses throughout the learning process and are highlighted in departmental teaching and supervising. Ultimately, the curriculum of the history programme is designed to have graduates well prepared to distinguish themselves in the job markets and post-graduate studies.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Possess the basic knowledge of the developments and historical traits of different nations and regions as well as their relations, conflicts and cultural, racial and intellectual interactions.
  • Acquaint themselves with different historical development models.
  • Independently apply basic history theories to independent research and writing on individual historical topics.
  • Independently use history research methods in collecting, analyzing and summarizing primary sources.
  • Independently and critically examine data and interpret events with creative and fresh ideas and theories.


  • For In-taken after Academic Year 2020/2021, click here.
  • For In-taken in Academic Year 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, click here.
  • For In-taken in Academic Year 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, click here.

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 History major.

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the Registry’s website.

Career Prospects

History graduates find employment in various sectors, including jobs in high schools, archives, libraries, publishing houses, tour companies and research institutes. In many instances, employers are attracted to history graduates because they possess the ability to think critically, can make compelling analyses and compile effective reports and written assignments. As such, history graduates often find employment as managers, marketing and sales agents, office clerks and assistants as well as government officials.