Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

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HKD 42100 per year

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HKD 171000 per year

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About Bachelor of Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The ideal choice for students who are interested in studying human behaviour and society, or who wish to become future leaders in public service, education, industry and commerce. The flexible programme structure provides students with freedom to decide which discipline they want to major in after the first year of study, without any quota constraint. Off-campus learning is emphasised, with internships and overseas academic exchanges providing opportunities for students to apply the knowledge they have acquired in the real world and enhance their international exposure.

Students can choose to major in any of six core disciplines: China Studies; Geography; Politics and Public Administration; Psychology; Social Work and Social Administration; and Sociology. They can also opt for a multidisciplinary programme as another major: Cognitive Science; Counselling; Criminology; Global Studies; Media and Cultural Studies; and Urban Governance. Students can also opt for a second major or a minor in a variety of disciplines in the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering, Law and Science.

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    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 - 35, 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: 630 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 - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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