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Hong Kong Baptist University


Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies (Economics/ Geography/ History/ Sociology) 中國研究社會科學學士 (經濟/ 地理/ 歷史/ 社會學)


Short Description

The BSocSc(Hons) in China Studies Programme was established in September 1989. The programme aims to provide students with a broad-based education, which includes a solid training in a selected discipline and a multi-disciplinary knowledge base, in addition to mastering knowledge of China. At the same time, students will be able to develop their general critical and analytical abilities, and enhance their written and spoken communication skills in Chinese and English, and their proficiency of Putonghua.

The programme is made up of four Concentrations: Economics, Geography, History, and Sociology. The Economics Concentration is provided by the Department of Economics under the School of Business, while the others are provided by the Departments of Geography, History and Sociology under the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department of Government and International Studies also participates in the programme by providing political science courses related to China.

A distinct feature of the programme is the summer sojourn programme in which all students are required to spend five weeks at Tsinghua University in Beijing at the end of the third year. Students will undertake Putonghua training for three hours per day, five days per week. Another part of the summer sojourn programme consists of seminars on topics relating to current issues in mainland China. A total of eight to ten seminars on issues relating to topics of a political, economic, sociological, historical and geographic nature will be conducted during the sojourn. The third part of the summer sojourn programme includes field visits to places such as factories, farms, historical sites, government offices, and research institutions. Students are also required to complete a small group project relating to social life in Beijing. While the summer sojourn programme is organized by the University, students should be prepared to bear some of the expenses such as living expenses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme have the potential for careers in China-related business and endeavours, as well as for a wide variety of professional careers in business, government, administration, education, the media and community service. Many students also go on to pursue postgraduate studies after graduation.


Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
- These programmes will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:

Note 3: The Elective Subject can be any HKDSE Category A elective subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Some of the Programmes will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) or 
Category C subjects (Other Languages) as unspecified elective subjects. Please refer to the programme admissions requirements of individual programmes for details.

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

For 2018 entry, we accept repeat results and will count the best results for meeting our entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores. The arrangement for 2019 entry and onwards is subject to confirmation after a review of the experience in the former exercises.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 708 861 1072 1193 863 4697
2016 750 949 1317 1533 1068 5617
2015 1050 1260 1658 1969 1472 7409
2014 819 1230 1916 2471 1854 8290
2013 1633 1614 2277 2854 2199 10577
2012 787 1234 2071 2816 2228 9136

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 43 6 1 1 0 51
2016 45 13 2 2 1 63
2015 61 3 1 0 0 65
2014 41 21 5 1 1 69
2013 57 16 1 0 0 74
2012 40 25 9 9 3 86