Global and Environmental Studies (BSocSc (Hons))

The Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

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The award
BSocSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 140000 per year

All study options

About Global and Environmental Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong

The programme is a four-year undergraduate interdisciplinary programme that leads to a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. It equips students with the essential knowledge toolkit to explore the development and environmental challenges of today’s globalising world, and to understand how different political, socio-economic, cultural and environmental processes shape the interaction between the global and the local contexts. The programme aims to develop and promote students’ awareness towards sustainable development issues, and encourages them to contribute actively in the local and global society through social science research and community engagement. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are expected to:

PILO1: Describe and explain the political, socio-economic, and environmental transformations at local, regional and global levels;

PILO2: Identify major players in global affairs, and explain the development trajectories of different political economies through critical inquiries;

PILO3: Diagnose the contemporary sustainability challenges, and assess and propose feasible coping responses;

PILO4: Apply critical thinking and practical skills in analysing issues pertaining to environmental pollution and sustainable development;

PILO5: Demonstrate awareness to sustainability concerns and contribute responsibly to endeavours of the local and global communities;

PILO6: Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques in formulating and implementing policy-informing research.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSocSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 140000 per year

Entry requirements

We welcome local and non-local applicants who are seeking admission on the strength of non-HKDSE qualifications to apply for our government-funded programmes via direct application (i.e. Non-JUPAS application). Applicants who are seeking admission on the strength of HKDSE qualifications should apply through Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).

Applicants who possess the following qualifications are welcome to apply via direct application:

A recognised post-secondary qualification^ such as an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma; or

One year of attendance in a recognised Associate Degree/Higher Diploma programme; or

Non-local qualification such as a GCE AL, IB Diploma, High School Graduation Diploma or SAT.; or

Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a recognised local or non-local university; or

HKALE qualification; or

A mature applicant; or

Possession of other exceptional abilities that merit special consideration.

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