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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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BSc Quantitative Social Analysis 理學士(定量社會數據分析)

QSA

Short Description

Quantitative Social Analysis prepares students for the rapidly growing number of positions in business, government, and the non-profit sector that involve the analysis of social data and interpretation and presentation of results. In all of these sectors, rising demand for employees with relevant skills is being driven by the rapid increases in the amount and complexity of social data being collected online and by surveys, or otherwise being made available.

The major provides an integrated training in social science theory and evidence, statistical methods, the analysis of social data, and the interpretation and presentation of results. To achieve these goals, the program includes required courses that offer foundational training in quantitative methods and social science paradigms, electives that offer opportunities for advanced methodological training and deeper engagement of topics in social science, and a capstone project in which students will apply the skills they have learned to carry out an analysis on a topic of their choice. For their social science topics courses, students choose from a menu of courses in sociology, political science, economics, and other disciplines offered by faculty in the Division of Social Science. For their methodological training, students choose from a menu of courses offered by Social Science, Math, and other units.

Through this training, students will learn how to apply advanced quantitative methods to complex datasets in a way that accounts for the unique challenges associated with the analysis of social data, and reflects an understanding of existing social theory and evidence. They will learn how to identify a research question, collect and manage complex social data, carry out analysis, and then develop, test, and refine hypotheses informed by social science theory.

Graduates will also be well-prepared for postgraduate programs in social science, business, policy, and other fields.

The program is ideal for students with quantitative skills who would like to apply them in the study of topics related to society.

Remarks:

The HKUST Division of Social Science is widely considered one of the strongest in Asia. It includes more than 30 faculty members from six different disciplines: Economics; Sociology; Political Science; Psychology; Geography; and Science, Technology and Society. It is especially noted for its strength in quantitative research and training. 

To learn more about the HKUST Quantitative Social Analysis Program, please visit this link: http://www.shss.ust.hk/ug/major/qsa/

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote1 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3

Note 1: The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score/

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remarks:

  • The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

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

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Ms Polly Lai

Email: qsapgm@ust.hk

Tel: 2358 8559

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 46 42 51 58 72 269

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 19 4 3 0 0 26
Footnote(s)
^ Intake quota subject to adjustment
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