Cultural Studies

JS4020 文化研究


Projected Enrolment

This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.


Duration of Study

The normative study period is 4 years.

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:


Programme Highlights


2020 Requirements


Score Calculation


2019 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...


New perspectives in understanding contemporary Chinese and global culture

Cultural Studies helps students better understand contemporary Chinese and global culture. Students examine closely various texts, including films, literature, theatrical performances, popular music, advertisements, space and even the Web. They analyse a diverse range of issues and topics that are related to contemporary culture, such as travel, body politics, modernity, the city, gender, technoscience, consumer culture, visual culture, youth culture, globalisation and cultural policy.


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A Platform for Critical Thinkers

The programme is particularly strong in training students to analyze texts contextually, studying both elite and popular cultures critically. This cultivates in students an acute cultural sensibility - an expertise that is highly valued by many professional sectors of contemporary society.


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What do you learn in Cultural Studies?

Watch the following videos to find out:
1) 【到底文化研究係咩嘢嚟?】- 中大文化研究關鍵詞 [2:26] in Cantonese
2) 【到底文化研究係咩嘢嚟?】- 文化研究快問快答 [2:25] in Cantonese
3) 文化研究關鍵詞:游戲研究 [2:52] in Putonghau
4) 文化研究關鍵詞:生態 / 廢品研究 [2:45] in Cantonese
5) 文化研究關鍵詞:東南亞媒體及文化 [3:19] in English
6) 文化研究關鍵詞:獨立電影 [3:38] in Putonghua

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Programme-specific Requirements (2020 Entry)

JUPAS applicants must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be considered by the programme concerned

Liberal Studies2
Elective 13
Elective 2 or M1/M23

Note 1: Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling the minimum eligibility for application of 4 core and 2 elective subjects.

Note 2: The programme does NOT accept application for waiver of Chinese Language requirement.

Interview Arrangement

release of
HKDSE results:


release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(Late July)

For Admission Score Calculation

Score Conversion

Level 5** = 8.5
Level 5* = 7
Level 5 = 5.5

Level 4 = 4
Level 3 = 3
Level 2 = 2
Level 1 = 1

HKDSE Subject Weighting

No specific subject weighting

Weighting for all HKDSE subjects = 1

Selection Principle

Best 5

The programme calculates admission scores based on the total score of Best 5 HKDSE subjects.

Bonus points will be awarded to the 6th and 7th subjects.

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting

No Penalty will be imposed


Note 1: Please note that admission to the University is on a competitive basis. Apart from public examination results, applicants' other learning experiences, prior education, and interview performance (if any) will also be considered.

Note 2: For score conversion of Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1

Note 3For 2020 entry, the best result in the same subject taken by a candidate in his/her three most recent attempts of the HKDSE examination will be used for calculation of the admission score.

Admission Grades (2019 Entry)

Programme Selection Principle in 2019 entry: Best 5

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
UQ5*444 5*4  24
M5445* 53 24
LQ5444 5*4423

Note 1: The Total Reference Score is the total score of the applicant calculated based on the programme selection principle (where level 5** = 7 / level 5* = 6 / level 5 = 5 / level 4 = 4 /  level 3 = 3 / level 2 = 2 / level 1 = 1 for Category A subjects. For Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1).

Note 2: In the admission process, some programmes may have additional requirements (such as specifying subject requirements, assigning heavier weighting to specific subjects, etc.) which are NOT reflected in the Total Reference Score above.

Note 3: Please note that as admission is NOT based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

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