*Associate of Arts (Philosophy)

Key Features

  • Providing training in both Eastern and Western Philosophy
  • Developing students in different philosophical traditions
  • Nurturing a creative problem solver to cope with the ever-changing world

Programme Objectives

  • Provides a solid foundation in philosophical traditions, arguments and problems that will enable students to pursue further studies in philosophy in Hong Kong or overseas

  • Enables students to think philosophically about problems that they will meet in their daily and professional lives

  • Develops analytical and critical abilities for solving problems of all types with creativity and flexibility

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate an understanding of both Western and Eastern Philosophy;
  • deal with fundamental questions in life through a philosophical perspective;
  • identify both assumptions and conceptual connections of the philosophical theories;
  • 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 Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Academic Writing

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Evolution of Chinese Language

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Doing Philosophy

  • History of Chinese Philosophy: From Pre-Qin to Han

  • History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Greek Philosophy

  • Basic Problems of Philosophy I

  • Basic Problems of Philosophy II

  • 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 Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology (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 (Hons) in Philosophy, Lingnan University

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

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

  • Bachelor of Social Science Education (Hons) in Greater China Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Editing and Publishing

  • Education

  • Journalism

  • Government Organisations


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

Student Achievements

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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
  • Department of Philosophy Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing



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