Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Social Studies (Top-up degree programme) BSSCHASSF-Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Social Studies
Introduction

The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Social Studies is a top-up degree programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Year 2 or Year 3.

Year 2 entry   Programme code: BSSCHASSF2 (full-time) / BSSCHASSF2P (part-time)
Total credits: 120
Year 3 entry   Programme code: BSSCHASSF3 (full-time) / BSSCHASSF3P (part-time)
Total credits: 80

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.

Applicants can select a full-time or part-time mode of study for this programme.

Classes for this programme will normally be conducted on weekday evenings and/or weekends.

Aims

This top-up programme aims to equip students with a solid understanding of the key areas in social sciences to familiarize them with the basics of social research, and enhance their capacity for self-development and adaptation to a constantly changing environment. After building up a solid understanding of the core concepts, theories and research techniques in psychology, sociology, political science, public administration and economics, students learn how to apply their knowledge to explain and predict social phenomena.

Career prospects

Graduates 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.

Further studies

Opportunities are available for the graduates of this programme to advance to postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and abroad. Some students continue to study for a master’s degree by coursework or research after graduation; and others pursue postgraduate studies part-time while working full-time. Some choose to study further in the fields of social work, criminology, sociology, political science, public administration and economics according to their career plans.

Programme structure

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Language of instruction

English

Duration of programme
• Year 2 entry: 24 months (full-time)
48 months (part-time)
• Year 3 entry: 16 months (full-time)
32 months (part-time)

Contact information
Dr Michael Ng (Programme Leader)
(852) 2768 6458
sstopup@ouhk.edu.hk
www.ouhk.edu.hk/sstopup