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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) 社會科學(榮譽)學士

BSocSc (Hons)

Short Description

Our BSocSc (Hons) Degree Programme is an integral part of the University’s mission to become an internationally recognised liberal arts university.  While our Programme emphasises interdisciplinary training in social sciences, it offers students the choice to major in one of the four social sciences disciplines (Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology) or in one of the two interdisciplinary streams (China and Asia Pacific Studies and Social and Public Policy Studies).  As such, it provides students the opportunity to study a variety of courses in any of the social sciences disciplines as well as local, regional and global affairs.  We also aim to provide our students with a broad and coherent intellectual base for understanding various contemporary economic, political, psychological and social issues, especially those related to public and social policy.  Through joining service-learning, field trips, exchange programmes and guest lectures/seminars, students have opportunities to experience the practical and theoretical integration of the courses.  We believe such a broad-based training will prepare our students well to face the challenges of the ever fast-changing world environment.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:

Note1: For applicants who have learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education; or have learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, the University will accept the following as an alternative to the HKDSE Chinese Language:

(i)    Grade E or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE A-Level/AS-Level; or
(ii)   Grade C or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE; or
(iii)  “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese.


  1. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  2. Applied Learning subjects in Category B will be used as additional supporting information.
  3. Other Language subjects in Category C will be recognised as unspecified elective subjects.  The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

Passes in HKDSE subjects can be obtained at one or more sittings.  The best grade for a subject will be used in the calculation of the score in case of multiple attempts.  There is no penalty or mark deducted for repeated sittings of a subject.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Applicable to local students only and is subject to annual review by the HKSAR Government.


The Registry (Undergraduate Admissions Office)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 1708 2059 2300 2457 1876 10400
2016 1584 2204 2727 2954 2471 11940
2015 2540 3583 4344 4708 3599 18774
2014 2865 3964 5011 5454 4261 21555
2013 2722 4146 5850 6893 5226 24837
2012 3805 4576 5795 6317 4651 25144

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 97 32 5 3 3 140
2016 66 32 14 9 5 126
2015 84 20 10 6 3 123
2014 63 33 12 7 3 118
2013 60 32 18 7 2 119
2012 82 28 7 2 3 122
* Subject to changes