Programme Structure

During the four years of study, students will need to complete 160 credits of courses, comprising 20 credits of general education; 10 credits of English; 10 credits of basic research methods; 85 credits of programme-related courses; and 35 credits of programme-related capstone courses.

General education
20 credits
Programme-related courses
85 credits
English
10 credits
Programme-related capstone courses
35 credits
Basic research methods
10 credits
40 credits 120 credits
40 + 120 credits = 160 credits
 
Year 1 Autumn Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
ENGL A101F
University English Writing Skills
5
POLS A122F
Foundations of Social Sciences: Political Science
5
PSYC A124F
Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology
5
STAT A221F
Statistics
5
 
Year 1 Spring Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
ECON A121F
Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics
5
SOCI A123F
Foundations of Social Sciences: Sociology
5
ONE 5-credit English language enhancement course
5
ONE 5-credit purposely-designed General Education course
5
 
Year 2 Autumn Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
ECON A231F
Introduction to Microeconomics
5
PSYC A236F
Positive Psychology and Mental Health
5
STAT A222F
Essentials of Research Inquiry
5
ONE 5-credit purposely-designed General Education course
5
 
Year 2 Spring Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
SOCI A221F
Social Problems and Social Issues
5
SOSC A211F
Introduction to Gerontology
5
ONE 5-credit purposely-designed General Education course
5
Elective Course – ONE of the following:
 
ECON A232F
Introduction to Macroeconomics
5
PSYC A239F
Criminal Psychology
PUAD A222F
Introduction to Public Administration
 
Year 3 Autumn Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
PSYC A321F
Social Psychology
5
SOCI A320F /
SOCI A323F
Hong Kong Society /
Social Policy and Social Administration
5
SOSC A312F
Applied Nutrition in Ageing
5
ONE 5-credit purposely-designed General Education course
5
 
Year 3 Spring Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
ECON A341F*
The Economics of Health and Long Term Care
5
PSYC A329F
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
5
SOCI A332F /
SOCI A333F
Ageing: Issues and Perspectives /
Family, Gender and Sexuality
5
SOSC A341F
Practical Skills in Social Services I
5
 
Year 4 Autumn Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
PUAD A322F /
PUAD A323F
Public Sector Management /
Public Policy Studies
5
SOCI A320F /
SOCI A323F
Hong Kong Society /
Social Policy and Social Administration
5
SOCI A313F
Health, Illness and Services for an Ageing Society
5
SOSC A342F
Practical Skills in Social Services II
5
 
Year 4 Spring Term (20 credits)
Core Courses
Credits
PSYC A322F
Life-span Developmental Psychology
5
PSYC A341F
Psychology of Ageing
5
SOCI A325F* /
SOCI A327F*
Understanding Chinese Society /
Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life
5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course
5
 
*The offering of ECON A341F The Economics of Health and Long Term Care may swap with the elective selection of SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society and SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life subject to the actual course presentation in that particular year.
 

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Modified Date: May 25, 2021