Bachelor of Arts in History

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


In order to shape the future one must first understand the past. Students who study history discover how the past gave rise to our modern interconnected world from a plurality of perspectives. In doing so, history majors engage with the widest range of topics, including politics and government, war and society, religion and the arts, intellectual and cultural life, gender and ethnicity, and other themes. They are trained to make good and critical use of textual and material resources and learn to become storytellers who are able speak to broad audiences. Being familiar with the complexities of past human experience, they are well sought after and prepared for careers in many fields.


Our curriculum covers a broad spectrum of historical topics, and focuses on the history of China from the past to the present, and especially on the study of East-West interactions and exchanges with a specific focus on Macau Studies, Maritime History in the Age of Sail, History of Science and Arts, and History of South and Southeast Asia, and using English as its primary medium of instruction.


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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.