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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:
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.
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!
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:
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