The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Social Studies is a four-year programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3.
Year 2 entry: For holders of a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in any discipline.
Year 3 entry: For holders of a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in a related area.
The applied social studies curriculum guides students to develop an all-round understanding of social life and organizations based on an intellectual foundation in sociology. Through studying topics of contemporary relevance — such as social institutions and issues in Hong Kong and mainland China, tourism, globalization, crime and punishment, social administration and social policy — students are trained to be analytical and reflective thinkers with greater social and cultural awareness. Courses with an applied dimension from psychology, economics and politics are included for a more integrated perspective on society.
Upon graduation, students will be well-equipped with useful knowledge and transferable generic skills for careers in social and community services, education, social and business research, marketing, public relations and communication.
This programme also prepares graduates to further their studies in disciplines related to social studies and social sciences in local and overseas universities.
• Year 1 entry: 4 years