48 months
17842 USD/year
5365 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Overseen by Department of History, this History (Honours) degree from Lingnan University provides a challenging bilingual education in English and Chinese. It enables students to gain a better understanding of the forces affecting historical change and development, and gives them the analytical skills to evaluate trends, understand current issues, and to make reasoned decisions. 


As Hong Kong continues to evolve as a service- and knowledge-based economy, individuals with a thorough understanding of history have come to play an ever more important role. For instance, graduates of the programme have found meaningful employment in such wide-ranging fields as government, business, the media and education. 

That’s because Lingnan history graduates develop the ability to think critically, conduct in-depth research, analyse problems, organise materials, and communicate effectively. They are trained in a way that encourages flexibility, and this ability to adapt to the future with an eye on the past ensures they are well positioned as prospective employees in the Hong Kong job market.

Research and projects strength and Career opportunities

Students of the History (Honours) degree from Lingnan University have the opportunity to learn first-hand from experienced scholars and renowned historians who lead those research projects. They may also be invited to work as research assistants for the University’s Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme. Its mission is to develop a research network to learn more about such things as the oral history known to residents of Tseung Kwan O, local stories about the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, and similar tales from other districts. The programme is an important asset for the study of Hong Kong history and the community as a whole.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical Ideas and Methods
  • Historical Research and Writing
  • History of China in the Twentieth Century
  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Senior Research Seminar
  • History of Hong Kong from 1941

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a degree or a sub-degree awarded by a recognised post-secondary institution;
  • Grade E or above in both Advanced Supplementary (AS) Level Use of English (UE) and Chinese Language and Culture (CLC); PLUS Grade E or above in two Advanced Level (AL) subjects OR Grade E or above in one AL subject and in two AS Level subjects other than UE and CLC in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE); or
  • other acceptable non-local qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17842 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17842 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5365 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5365 USD per year during 48 months.
  • International: HK$140,000
  • Local: HK$42,100

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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