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Major in Linguistics and Language Applications (LLA)

(This major title applies to students who are admitted to the Major in or after 2015.)

Major requirement
Aims of Major

This major aims to educate students so that they will become language professionals who are familiar with linguistics and language-related applications. Students will also develop an analytical, critical and creative mind and an open attitude towards people from different cultures.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

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

(1) Apply knowledge of linguistics, language skills 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 applications 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.

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Academic Excellence

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, Linguistics of CityU is ranked 30th this year.
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.
Major   Linguistics and Language Applications
Degree   Bachelor of Arts
Award Title   Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Language Applications
Mode of Funding   Government-funded
Admission code   JS1105 (JUPAS)
1105 (Non-JUPAS)
1236A (Advanced Standing)
Minimum no. of credits required for the Award   See here
Mode of Study   FT
Tuition fee   Click here for details.
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Linguistics and Language Applications-major is recognized by the Education Bureau 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 [No information currently available]
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 69
See also the University's 4-Year Degree Requirements page.
Entrance Requirements ∗∗
  JUPAS (HKDSE) JUPAS (HKALE) Non-JUPAS Direct Application
General Entrance Requirements
Specific Entrance Requirements
for entry to this major


∗∗ 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: 16 May 2022