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English and Comparative Literature (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The full-time English and Comparative Literature (Honours) programme of the Open University of Hong Kong is designed to give students broad and comprehensive training in the cultural formation of the English language and its literature in the modern and globalized era.
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Overview

Programme Feature

This is a 4-year programme offered by the School of Arts and Social Sciences in the face-to-face teaching mode. The programme includes a wide range of courses on the various genres of literary texts and art forms in English from different historical and cultural backgrounds.

The English and Comparative Literature (Honours) programme of the Open University of Hong Kong intends to equip students with the ability of critical thinking. It will introduce analytical frameworks through the study of literature, culture, film and mass media. The programme is organized in such a way that it will enhance students’ critical ability and cultural awareness, thus preparing them for complex jobs involving sophistication in cultural critique.

Career Prospects

The programme is organized in such a way that it will enhance students' critical ability and cultural awareness, thus preparing them for complex jobs involving sophistication in cultural critique.

Career opportunities are available in the following fields:

  • civil service
  • administration
  • teaching
  • academic research
  • journalism and publishing
  • translation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classic American Films
  • English Fiction
  • Folktales and Children’s Literature in English
  • English and Popular Song Lyrics
  • English Drama and Poetry
  • Asian Writings in English

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) qualifications are required to obtain Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language, as well as Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and an elective subject3 (or equivalent).
  • Applicants with local academic qualifications other than HKDSE are required to:
  • Complete Year 1 study of a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programme; or
  • Obtain Grade E or above in AS Chinese Language & Culture4 and Use of English, and 2 AL / 1 AL plus 2 AS / 4 AS subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (or equivalent).
  • Applicants with non-local academic qualifications are required to obtain:
  • Grade E or above in 2 AL / 1AL plus 2 AS subjects5 in the General Certificate of Education AL / International AL; or
  • An overall minimum score of 24 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma; or  
  • Other equivalent overseas academic qualifications (as determined by the University).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10983 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8448 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National: 65,480 HKD per year
  • International: 85,124 HKD per year

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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