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Programme Code
Study Period
Open for
Programme Code
Study Period
4 Years / 2 Years (Senior Year Entry)
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / Non-JUPAS Senior Year / Mainland (Gaokao) / International
Programme Introduction

Discover Your Place in a Global Language in Our English Programme

Explore new ideas and unlock international perspectives through your encounters with English—as a language, culture(s) and literature. Our programme offers a strong sense of belonging, with students and faculty from around the world forming a dynamic intellectual community in which everyone thrives. Selecting from courses in literature, linguistics and creative writing, you have the opportunity to design your own academic journey and pursue your personal interests. Our flexible curriculum, stimulating double-major options, and transformative Oxford Summer Programme provide a solid academic foundation, while expanding your international horizons. Join us and find your voice in a global language.


#51 in English Language and Literature
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

Craft Your Path

Design your educational path to allow your interests to flourish.

  • Discover Your Interests – Choose from an array of courses that spark new ideas and open new worlds.
  • Enrich Your Knowledge – Gain insights into English from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
  • Develop Your Mastery – Focus on a particular area of English to deepen your knowledge.

Career Prospects

Our English programme opens not one, but many career pathways. Graduates have a strong foundation in analytical and creative thinking, cultural awareness and interpersonal communication. These highly adaptable skills are coveted by employers in diverse sectors, such as business, education, government, the arts and the media. Our graduates exemplify the versatility and influence of our programme, finding success in a variety of fields:

  • Commerce and Industry: Approximately 25% enter the business and cultural sectors, excelling in publishing, art and design, and management positions.
  • Education: About 40% pursue teaching careers in primary and secondary schools.
  • Social and Public Organisations: Around 4% shape policies and initiatives that benefit society.
  • Government: Another 4% contribute to social life through civil service positions.
  • Further Studies: About 30% pursue advanced degrees in Hong Kong or abroad.

[Figures as of June 2022]

Our programme supports undergraduate students with career advice events delivered by our alumni and with communication courses that foster the professional skills students need to succeed. Our faculty provides advice and support for those wishing to pursue postgraduate studies, and our department’s postgraduate programmes create a dynamic atmosphere of continual intellectual growth.

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

Department of English:

Department of English, 3/F, Fung King Hey Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3946 7010 / 3943 7005