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Associate of Arts in English Language and Literature

Programme Code: AD 124 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315

Application Code報名編號 : AD124

Programme Aims & Features

This new English Language and Literature programme provides a broad and intensive English learning environment that will enable students to effectively acquire English language proficiency and cultural understanding. Graduates of the programme will be prepared for further studies in Bachelor of Arts (BA) programmes in English Studies, Literature or Linguistics, and will be prepared to pursue a diverse range of careers.

The programme offers a strong and well-diversified approach to English. Some of its courses focus on practical language acquisition and competence, others require students to engage in and expand their understanding of core cultural issues, still others raise awareness about the relationship between language usage and social interaction.

The combination of these approaches gives students an all-round multilevel grasp of English and its importance in today’s world. 

Students of the programme have opportunities to join a UK literary and cultural tour affiliated with a Russell Group university.

Opportunities for Further Studies

Graduates can apply for different UGC-funded degree programmes in English Studies. Below are some examples*
The University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) in Conservation
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA English
BA Linguistics  
BA English Studies & BEd English 
City University of Hong Kong
BA English
BA Linguistics and Language Applications
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions
Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature & BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching (Double Degree)
Lingnan University
BA (Hons) English Studies

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to the following full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

University of the Arts London

Edinburgh Napier University

University of Western Australia    

University of the West of England, Bristol

Manchester Metropolitan University

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Swansea University
BA English Language
BA English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme can seek employment in various fields that require good English proficiency and communication skills, such as the media, journalism, publishing, marketing and advertising. They can also build careers in teaching or follow paths into law, business, and management. Graduates are also capable of progressing to postgraduate study and research, and launching an academic career. 

Special Entrance Requirements

In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, applicants are also required to obtain Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language, or equivalent. 


*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • Advanced Chinese Language OR English for Business*
  • English for Arts and Humanities
  • Information Technology Fundamentals

Experiential Learning Couse:

  • Discovering and Expressing the Narrated Self


Year 1 

  • Introduction to Literature in English

  • Language and Society

  • Introduction to Linguistics

  • Introduction to Comparative Literature


Year 2

  • English Phonetics and Phonology

  • Literary Linguistics

  • Dystopian Literature

Electives: (Choose ONE course from the following)

  • Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Professional Communication Strategies 


Core Curriculum Courses (choose four courses)

Year 1 

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Perspectives in Arts and Humanities
    (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)

Year 2 

  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Culture, Media and Society
    (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Scientific and Technological Literacy
    (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)

* English for Business: pertained to students with non-Chinese background

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.