*Associate of Arts (History)

Key Features

  • Integrated learning across various important areas, ranging from Chinese history, European history to Hong Kong history
  • Strengthening students' skills in handling primary sources of historical research
  • Offering a distinguished Hong Kong-oriented historical study

Programme Objectives

  • Sharpens students’ insights via history

  • Hones students’ logic and critical thinking skills through archival studies

  • Raises students’ comprehension and communication competency via massive readings

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of essential concepts and research trends in the fields of world history, Chinese history and Hong Kong history;
  • analyze and synthesize an eclectic range of primary and secondary sources;
  • articulate sound historical arguments based on historical evidence;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of English and Chinese languages and communicate effectively for further studies or work;
  • apply creative problem-solving, IT applications, and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuits; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of cross-disciplinary knowledge and possible cross-disciplinary application.


General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Academic Purposes I

  • English for Academic Purposes II

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language for Communication I

  • Chinese Language for Communication II

  • Chinese Language for Communication III

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Chinese History Essentials

  • Hong Kong Heritage Studies

  • The Forming of the Modern World

  • Hong Kong Since 1941

  • Fundamentals of Public History

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)


Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)


Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History (Year 2)

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the local or overseas Bachelor’s Degree
programmes in Arts, such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in China Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Arts in History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) (History), The Education University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Public Policies on Cultural Heritage

  • Editing and Publishing

  • Education

  • Journalism

  • Government Organisations


  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Teaching and Learning Support




The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan University Faculty of Arts Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Continued Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).

For details, please refer to "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.

Graduate Sharing



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