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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

Time-travel to explore the human past

The History Department of CUHK strives to promote world-class research and teaching in the field of historical studies. We put great emphasis on diversity and freedom in academic pursuits, student-centred education, the relevance of historical knowledge to daily life, and the cultivation of cross-cultural sensitivity and global-mindedness.

Our curriculum highlights interdisciplinary learning with a thorough understanding of historical developments and changes in the global context. It provides solid training for studying history in a wide range of fields. In recent years, we have engaged in the development of comparative history and public history, indicating the salient features of cosmopolitanism and community awareness in higher education in Hong Kong.

To achieve these goals, we offer a comprehensive programme that covers a wide array of topics on Chinese history, world history, and comparative and public history, with courses such as Daily Life in Han China, Digital History, Trans-Pacific Connections in East Asia, War and Society, Gender and History, the Cultural History of Food, and Museum and Heritage.

Craft Your Path

Our students study history in various fields and from diverse, sometimes contradicting, perspectives to develop critical thinking and the skills of reading between the lines. We also encourage and nurture students to conduct in-depth studies on topics of their own interest.

Double Major Programme

Double Major Programme in History and English
Double Major Programme in History and Japanese Studies

Career Prospects

Earning a history degree qualifies graduates for a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates enter and succeed in diverse sectors such as education, museum and heritage work, public media, government and community service. A number of our graduates every year pursue master’s or doctoral degrees at local or overseas institutions.

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 History:

Room 131, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 7117