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Overview

At the professional level, the English Studies for the Professions program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University aims to produce graduates with 

  •  a high level of competence in English, 
  •  a sound understanding of the theoretical disciplines underlying applied English language studies and the integrated use of languages concerned,
  • a strong ability to apply their knowledge and generic linguistic skills in a variety of professional communication contexts.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Department of English are successful in their careers and excel in various industries and professions in Hong Kong. 

Fresh graduates of BAESP find employment in media and journalism, retail, human resources, public relations, marketing and advertising, publishing, education and the civil service, where a high level of competence in English and professional communication is needed.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits

    including 3 training credits of Work-Integrated Education

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Language & Communication Requirements
  • Leadership & Intra-Personal Development
  • Cluster Area Requirements
  • Service-Learning
  • Healthy Lifestyle

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects. (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB):  A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT/Advanced Placement Test: A High School (Graduation) Diploma and any one of the following: a total score of 1190 in the SAT Reasoning Test; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 24;
AND  grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 600 in two SAT Subject Tests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

HKD: 140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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English Studies for the Professions
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