Religious Studies

JS4109 宗教研究

19

Projected Enrolment

(Combined figure for programme JS4109 & JS4111)
This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.

4

Duration of Study

The normative study period is 4 years.

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:

1

Programme Highlights

2

2020 Requirements

3

Score Calculation

4

2019 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...

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Understanding Religion from a Range of Disciplines

The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion that acquaints students with theories and methods from a range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, education and literature. Students are able to explore numerous religious traditions including Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

OUR DESIGN

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6 Areas of Elective Courses

The elective courses fall into the following six areas:
(1) Approaches to Religious Studies
(2) Religious Traditions and their Development
(3) Religious Classics and Literature
(4) Religion, Culture and Society
(5) Languages, Seminars and Special Topics, and
(6) Religion and Everyday Life

OUR DESIGN

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Practical Training Opportunities

Students on the programme will conduct fieldwork to gain a fuller understanding of people’s daily religious lives in Hong Kong and beyond. They are also encouraged to join a summer internship programme, which integrates theory and practice, and allows the acquisition of on-site experience.

OUR DESIGN

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What is Religious Studies about?

Watch the following video to find out from our student's and alumni's point of view:
宗教研究本科生課程 [2:53] in Cantonese

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Programme-specific Requirements (2020 Entry)

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

SubjectLevel
English3
Chinese3
Mathematics2
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

Before
release of
HKDSE results:

No

After
release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(Early August)

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*453443 23
M5*435 43 22
LQ45*44 44 22

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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