• Welcome to 
     Department of English Language & Literature

    An all-round education in English studies including

    areas of Cultural Stuides, Literature, Linguistics and Translation.


About the Department

Among Hong Kong university programmes offering full-time Bachelor of Arts(Hons) degrees in English, the Department of Language and Literature at Shue Yan is singular in its interdisciplinary approach to the study of language, literature, culture and translation. This creative crossing of boundaries also informs our Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies and the New Mphil and PhD programmes in English, enhancing the learning experience and allowing students to acquire transferable skills required by contemporary society.
The Department is offering the following programmes:
1. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English
2. Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
3. Master of Philosophy in English 
4. Doctor of Philosophy in English 

Why Choose Us

Programme Features

The programme provides broad educational exposure which encourages bilingual competence and multicultural sensitivity and development. Apart from strengthening students’ productive skills in written and spoken English, we also encourage students’ exploration of cultural heritages through critical analyses of English language and literatures in English. By means of the educationally generalist programme, we stimulate students’ intellectual growth and initiate them to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge in a web-like and complex 21st century.

Selected Courses

There are four areas in this programme which are Literature, Linguistics, Translation and Cultural Studies.

Programme Admissions

Please refer to the Admission Page for details of the admission requirements and application procedures.

Internship Opportunity

Work Placement is an elective course for Year 2 or Year 3 students in this programme. The duration is 8-12 weeks (2 days per week). Number of working hours is 100-150. Students will be co-supervised by a university academic staff and a workplace supervisor.

Career Prospects

Our graduates can teach subjects like English or English Literature, they can also perform as an executive, management trainee, interpreter, translator, editor or journalist.

Further Studies

Graduates can further study literature, cultural studies, linguistics, translation in local and overseas graduate programmes to get a master or doctoral degree. They can also study taught Master programme or MPhil/PhD in English programmes offered by our University

Our News

More News


High Table Dinner


Study Tour

Cultural Study Tour