Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences


The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences aims at exploring the range of knowledge and skills in the areas of languages and literature, culture and history, critical thinking and philosophy, media and communication studies and professional ethics..

The mission of the Faculty is to provide a broad-based education with a specialization to our students, who will be culturally and linguistically competent at the workplace and society with a think global and act local mindset. The Faculty focuses on students’ cultural cultivation as well as the proficient use of language, giving them the confidence and ability to face the challenges of a society where tri-lingualism (Cantonese, Putonghua and English), cultural sensitivities and global awareness are increasingly important.

Message from Acting Dean

We are a community of dedicated teachers and professionals to prepare our students in good stead for wide-ranging careers. The Faculty consists of three Departments: Chinese Literature, English, Journalism and Communication, and offers innovative curricula that respond to the needs of society and equip students to become employable graduates and responsible citizens with lifelong learning.

The Department of Chinese Literature aims to foster students with proficient language abilities in creative writing and sound knowledge of classical and modern Chinese literature through in-depth training of ancient and modern classics.

The Department of English offers students to gain a good understanding of the English language education and the culture behind it as well as English for Specific Purpose to meet the demands of different kinds of jobs. Also, students after finishing the first year can choose to go on exchange with our partner institution, the Potsdam University in Germany.

The Department of Journalism and Communication, established since 1968 has nurtured more than 2,500 graduates. Its three programmes (Journalism and Communication, Advertising and Corporate Communication, Communication and Cross-media) provide state-of-the-art training in the above areas. The Department has also been running a summer internship scheme in which students are scheduled to work in large organizations in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taiwan, and Canada.

The Faculty is gaining international recognition through its strong academic links with overseas universities, having established academic cooperation and exchange activities with Peking University, Nanjing University, National Chengchi University, and the University of Potsdam in Germany.

For more information, I invite you to browse our website to explore both our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Thomas Yun-tong LUK
Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
B.A. (CUHK), M.A. (York, Canada)
Ph.D. (University of Michigan)


Degree Programmes Fully Recognized under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework

Department of Chinese Literature

Explore particular moments in cultural history...

Programmes in Chinese history and Chinese literature aim to foster a critical understanding and appreciation of literary and historical expression. Specific courses focus on literary texts and upon methods of literary analysis and criticism; others explore particular moments in cultural history and emphasize how works of art, or pieces of historical writings, function within a given society.

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Department of Journalism and Communication

Students have the opportunity of an annual study tour...

The Department of Journalism and Communication is one of the oldest tertiary education programmes in Hong Kong, and has been producing journalists in Hong Kong for more than 30 years. With an emphasis on both theories and practical training, our courses teach students about modern developments in journalism and communication and allow them to practise in a departmental radio station, editing room and a TV production studio fully equipped to professional standard. Students have the opportunity of an annual study tour to mainland China, and also annual summer placement in various reputable news and broadcasting agencies in Hong Kong and overseas.

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Department of English

English for Professional Communication to train students into graduates to work for commerce...

The English Department provides English language courses to all students of the College and at the same time offers an English degree programme in English for Professional Communication to train students into graduates to work for commerce and industry in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region. The Department also offers General Education courses and third language courses including French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

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