Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language, Literature and Communication


QR Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 19/000922/L5

QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-31/08/2024

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.


Programme Overview


This programme aims to:

  • Develop students’ mastery of the Chinese language at a high level of competence for academic and practical purposes;
  • Equip students with solid intellectual, academic and practical knowledge of the Chinese language for independent study, research, and lifelong learning;
  • Nurture students to become prudent and versatile global citizens who appreciate and respect cultural diversity; and
  • Cultivate students’ high personal integrity and ethical standards, strong values and attitudes of individual and social responsibility, and the critical and creative thinking skills to meet the challenges of the future.



Programme Intended Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of communicative competence in the Chinese language for academic and professional purposes;
  • Critically analyse, evaluate, and synthesize the concepts and theories in core areas of Chinese language, literature and communication for a range of academic and professional contexts;
  • Apply the knowledge of Chinese language, literature and communication to perform academic and professional functions;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use fluent Cantonese and Putonghua for effective communication;
  • Apply innovative thinking, analytical, evaluative, problem-solving, IT and multimedia skills to conduct relevant academic research or perform job duties; and
  • Develop a sense of ethical standard, virtuous and responsible citizenship and respect for diversity in their daily life.



Programme Structure


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language, Literature and Communication is a four-year programme. Students are required to take a total of 19 modules.


Year 1 – 2:


Introduction to Classical Chinese Literature

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

Modern Chinese

Putonghua for Professional Communication

Literary Theories and Criticism

Chinese Media Writing

Chinese Writing for Business and Public Administration


Year 3-4:


Writing Workshop

Exploring Hong Kong Literature

Readings in Hong Kong Literature

Readings in Chinese Classics

Special Topics in Classical Chinese Literature

Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

Etymology and Phonology

Classical Chinese

Special Topics in Hong Kong Language Usage

Chinese Publishing and Multimedia Editing Skills

Dissertation OR

Creative Literary Writing Project



Special Features


  • Students will acquire not only the broad based knowledge on both traditional and modern Chinese language and literature, but also the applied knowledge on communication skills with career-oriented contents;
  • Core courses in Hong Kong literature, linguistics and creative writing encourage students to appreciate their hometown and unique identity within the Chinese community;
  • Mastery in multimedia production ensures that our graduates will stay ahead of the curve in the digital age;
  • Students will acquire in depth knowledge and academic skills to further their studies at relevant higher degrees upon graduation.
  • Other than the major in Chinese, students may choose to do a minor in Chinese History and Culture on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing a minor.



Career Prospects


Graduates of the programme will be well-prepared for jobs that demand excellent Chinese writing and presentation skills, such as teaching assistants, editors, playwrights and managers. Coupled with their knowledge in IT and multimedia production, graduates will have a competitive edge in the digital domain where all marketing and sales are delivered and processed on our electronic devices.



Internship Programme


The UOW College Hong Kong considers internship as effective learning tools for students. Participating enterprises/organizations include: media and commercial sector, publication companies, teaching sectors, governmental and non-governmental organizations, etc.