Global Health and Development (BASc)

Hong Kong

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The award
BASc

How long you will study
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Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
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International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

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About Global Health and Development at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development [BASc(GHD)] programme, the first of its kind in Asia, provides students with the knowledge and competencies necessary to effectively engage with today’s rapidly evolving, international and interdisciplinary environment and to respond to complex global health and development challenges. This highly innovative interdisciplinary programme will focus on the impact of major global trends such as globalisation, population growth, ageing, urbanisation, and climate change, in which health and development are intertwined.

This programme is suitable for students who aspire to:

  • learn in an interdisciplinary environment
  • solve complex problems
  • be global health and development changers
  • be global citizens and leaders in the community

A distinctive feature of the programme is a compulsory capstone, during which students will be placed into an international health and development agency, supranational, multinational, consultancy group, or non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for a 6-month field placement. Through the international placement, students will gain first-hand experience in addressing health and development issues faced by other cultures, countries, or populations. By straddling the summer in between years 3 and 4 and extending through the first semester of year 4 (from June to December), the field placement will offer students an opportunity to synthesise and apply the knowledge acquired from coursework.

Graduates will be competitive candidates in a wide range of global health and development related organisations; be informed citizens of the world; and be prepared to work on complex problems with colleagues from multiple disciplines in multicultural contexts in both private and public organizations.

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 awardBAScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 31, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 550 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 93%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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