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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Sociology 社會學

SOCIOLOGY

Short Description

Sociology aims at studying how social factors influence people’s minds and behavior, as well as how social activities are organised. It helps you understand social phenomena from different perspectives.

The Department of Sociology at CUHK has the longest history and the most comprehensive curriculum of its kind in Hong Kong. According to The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject (Sociology) 2016/17, our Department is ranked the 33rd in the world. Our strong academic performances enable us to offer the best sociological training for our prospective students.

Our teaching staff excel in their fields of specialisation and are enthusiastic about education. Each newly admitted student is assigned to and mentored by one of our senior faculty members from whom the student can seek advice and guidance thoughout his or her university life. Mentors will also teach an introductory course specially designed for junior students in an interactive small group learning environment.

Students’ choices and opportunity to engage in global exchange are greatly enhanced due to our highly flexible programme structure. Three areas of concentration are offered: 1) Social Research, 2) China Studies, and 3) Sociology and Social Policy (plan to be introduced in 2018-19). Major students who have taken 15 to 18 units in each of these areas can declare their concentrations. We also provide a flexible credit recognition scheme for students to participate in overseas academic exchange with ease.

We are dedicated to empowering our students in the balanced pursuit for both academic knowledge and professional skills. Since the 2008-09 academic year, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, the Department has offered a BSSc (Sociology)-Juris Doctor double-degree option for students who are interested in pursuing careers in legal practice or in using legal expertise within organisations. From 2013-14, a double-major option with the School of Journalism and Communication is also offered to our students.

Our Department provides a variety of internship and scholarship opportunities to the students each year. Students also gain strong research skills and solid experience by taking social research courses and completing a capstone thesis project. In sum, the Department of Sociology at CUHK offers excellent academic sociological training that benefits graduates for a lifetime.

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

Programme Website

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.

REMARK:
The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2018 for details.
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: sociology@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39431486

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 329 273 503 732 743 2580
2016 128 162 337 552 624 1803
2015 153 178 374 817 868 2390
2014 228 211 478 944 1080 2941
2013 282 246 584 1223 1558 3893
2012 201 288 745 1402 1618 4254

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 34 0 0 0 0 34
2016 39 3 0 0 0 42
2015 34 1 0 0 0 35
2014 30 0 0 0 0 30
2013 35 0 0 0 0 35
2012 38 0 0 0 0 38
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