Eng · 繁體 · 简体

Major in Linguistics and Language Technology (LLT)

(to be renamed as Major in Linguistics and Language Applications [語言學及語言應用] with effect from 2015/16)

Major requirement
Aims of Major

This major aims to produce language professionals who are familiar with language-related application of computers. Students will also develop an analytical mind and an open attitude towards people from different cultures.

For Prospective Students

Besides being a well-established academic discipline in its own right, linguistics, the scientific study of language, often plays an important role in curricula of language-related majors in universities of the world. In Hong Kong, linguistics degrees are in general recognized as English language majors for the purpose of teaching in schools. Linguistics students may have their strengths in other languages and may choose careers in various language-related fields. Coupling language with information technology also gives students an advantage in the modern world.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

(1) Apply knowledge of linguistics and modern language technology to their professional careers;

(2) Perform, as proficient, effective and versatile communicators with a good understanding of the nature of language, language-related tasks in a competitive and multilingual workplace;

(3) Benefit from their exposure to world languages and cultures when working with people in an international and culturally diverse workplace;

(4) Think analytically, critically and creatively, and apply their training in knowledge discovery, evaluating alternatives and formulating ideas, which may be innovative, to their study, work and life;

(5) Continue to develop intellectually in a life-long learning process.

OBTLDownload a full MILOs mapping document.

Academic Excellence

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, City University has 6 subjects ranked in the Top 50. Linguistics is ranked 26th this year, which is the highest in CityU and is the only subject in CityU which is ranked in the Top 30. Linguistics of City University is also ranked the third in Hong Kong.
Major   Linguistics and Language Technology
Degree   Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Award Title   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics and Language Technology
Mode of Funding   Government-funded
Minimum no. of credits required for the Award   See here
Mode of Study   FT
Tuition fee   Click here for details.
(Tuition fee enquiries: (852) 3442 8705)
Major Leader   Dr. LUN Suen, Caesar
ctslun@cityu.edu.hk; tel: (852) 3442 8791
Deputy Major Leader   Dr. LI, Bin
binli2@cityu.edu.hk; tel: (852) 3442 6267

BA (Honours) in Linguistics and Language Technology is recognized by the SAR Government as an English language major degree for the purpose of teaching in Hong Kong.

Maximum Period of Study
Normative 4-year degree Advanced Standing I Δ Advanced Standing II (Senior-year Entry) ΔΔ
8 years 6 years 5 years
Minimum Number of Credit Units Required for the Award
Normative 4-year degree Advanced Standing I Δ Advanced Standing II (Senior-year Entry) ΔΔ
120 90 60
See also the University's 4-Year Degree Requirements page.
66 for Advanced Standing II students admitted before 2012.
Entrance Requirements ∗∗
  JUPAS (HKDSE) JUPAS (HKALE) Non-JUPAS Direct Application
General Entrance Requirements
Specific Entrance Requirements
for entry to this major
  • A score of 4 or higher in HKDSE English or equivalent, and
  • A score of 3 or higher in HKDSE Mathematics or equivalent.
∗∗ For full details please refer to the University's Admissions Office website.

Δ For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.

ΔΔ For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted to the senior year.

Enquiry: LTenquiry@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 22 June 2017