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Minor Programmes under 4-year System

In addition to a Major Programme, a student may register for one or two Minor Programme(s). The following Minor Programmes are offered:

AccountingGovernment and International Affairs (renamed to Government and Politics from 2023-24)
Animation and Digital ArtsGovernment and Politics
Artificial Intelligence and EthicsHistory
Behavioural ScienceHong Kong Studies
BusinessHuman Resource Management
Business PsychologyInformation Technology
China Business Studies (Registration suspended from 2022-23) (Discontinued from 2024-25)International Affairs
China’s Regional Development (Registration suspended from 2020-21)International Studies (renamed to International Affairs from 2023-24)
Chinese StudiesKorean Language and Culture
Chinese WritingLaw in Business
Cinema StudiesLogistics and Decision Science
Creative Media IndustriesMarketing
Creative Technologies in Music and Community (from 2024-25)Media Culture and Marketing (Registration suspended from 2019-20)
Cultural StudiesMusic and Cultural Sustainability
Data SciencePerformance Studies (Registration suspended from 2024-25)
e-BusinessPhilosophy
EconomicsPolitical Science (renamed to Government and International Affairs from 2019-20 Year 1 Intake)
EnglishPsychology
EntrepreneurshipPublic Policy
Environmental and Scientific LiteracyRisk and Insurance Management
Environmental StudiesSocial Innovation and Social Studies
Film and Visual ArtsSmart Cities
FinanceSocial Media Management
Financial Services Marketing (Registration suspended from 2021-22) (Discontinued from 2024-25)Sociology
Gender and Sexuality StudiesTranslation
Global BusinessTranslation, Cross-Cultural Studies, and Corporate Communication 
Global Economics and Banking (from 2024-25)Visual Studies (renamed to Film and Visual Arts from 2024-25)

 

The registration for a Minor Programme should be done by the end of the add/drop period in the first term of the final year of study. Normally a Minor Programme requires students to take 15 credits of courses. 

A student may use the credits assigned for free electives in the curriculum of his/her registered programme of studies to take courses leading to a Minor Programme. Double counting of course credits by using free electives leading to fulfillment of requirements for a Minor programme is allowed. From the 2020-21 academic year, the number of courses to be double counted between Core Curriculum Cluster courses and each Minor is limited to two.

While courses in a Minor Programme can be granted credit transfer/course exemption and recognised for fulfillment of curriculum requirements of the Minor Programme, normally a student may not be granted credit transfer/course exemption for more than 50% of the required number of credits for the Minor Programme.

A student who, upon graduation, has successfully fulfilled the requirements specified in the curriculum of the Minor Programme(s) for which he/she has registered will have the title of his/her Minor Programme(s) indicated in his/her transcripts.