Lingnan University, HK's liberal arts school, announces new undergraduate programmes in arts, data science and social sciences

The two Bachelors programmes will include overseas exchanges, while four top-up courses will be open to senior students from next academic year

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Lingnan University is launching two new undergraduate programmes, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Liberal Arts, and the LEO Dr David P. Chan Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Data Science. These will made available in the 2019 - 2020 academic year, according to a post published by the university on Facebook this morning.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Liberal Arts aims to nurture students as future global leaders, and inspire them with international perspectives and overseas learning experiences. Students will be offered exchange opportunities to study in at least two overseas universities, including London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London, as well as University of Toronto.

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The Data Science degree will equip students with the fundamental principles, as well as practical applications, of data science. Students will learn about the scientific process, as well as the computational, mathematical and statistical methods of data collection, along with the essentials of analysis and presentation. This will enable students to cope with problems in fields including e-commerce, finance and economics, healthcare and education.

In addition to the new undergraduate programmes, Lingnan will also offer four new two-year top-up undergraduate programmes for senior students. They are the e-Business Stream for Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons); and three new streams for Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) students: one focused on counselling psychology, one on health and social services management, and one on international economy and politics.

Only final-year university students and those graduated from a recognised full-time Associate Degree or Higher Diploma (HD) programme are eligible to apply for these top-up programmes.