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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4801

Social Science 社會科學

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Short Description

The Social Science broad-based admission line is designed for students who are undecided about their majors or would like to have more time to explore different options. This admission line provides applicants with the option of entering the Faculty of Social Science without committing to a particular Major programme. Students follow a common study plan in their first year, after which they will declare any one of the following Major programmes without any competition or quota imposed to continue their studies in Years 2-4.

  • Architectural Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography and Resource Management
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Journalism and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

By taking different Major foundation courses in the first year, students gain first-hand experience of a variety of Social Science disciplines while at the same time seek counselling and academic advice from teachers and senior students. After some exploration in the first year of study, students can freely* choose their Majors based on their academic strength, interest and career aspirations.

*Admission to Architectural Studies and Government and Public Administration programmes is subject to conditions set by respective School / Department.

Remarks:
For the structure of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2018-19 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: socsc@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39439318

Tel: 39431175

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 386 472 866 1364 1335 4423
2016 461 414 852 1392 1375 4494
2015 380 411 925 1620 1653 4989
2014 472 446 979 1758 1884 5539
2013 588 558 1019 1978 2163 6306
2012 736 690 1597 2867 2955 8845

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 82 0 0 0 0 82
2016 80 1 0 0 0 81
2015 72 0 0 0 0 72
2014 79 0 0 0 0 79
2013 70 1 0 0 0 71
2012 76 3 0 0 0 79
Footnote(s)
(1) These are indicative admission quotas, which are subject to adjustment. 
(2) For latest information on interviews for 2018 entry, please visit
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm