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City University of Hong Kong


BSocSc Public Policy and Politics 社會科學學士(公共政策與政治)


Short Description

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The Department of Public and International Affairs is a multidisciplinary department with a multinational faculty and a strong international orientation. With faculty members graduating from many of the world’s top universities and with a commitment to leading edge research and high quality teaching, the Department can lay a strong claim to be the leading department in its field in the region.

The Department currently offers the following major:

  • BSocSc Public Policy and Politics

This major aims to:

  • provide students with a comprehensive education in the common core theories, concepts, and knowledge bases of public policy, public management, and political science; 
  • enable students to specialize in public policy, public management, or political science for gaining an understanding of the essential theories, principles, dynamics, and analytic approaches of these bodies of knowledge;  
  • equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and analytical tools to understand comprehensively public policy, public management, and political developments in Hong Kong, China, and the contemporary global world; and  
  • produce graduates who can meet effectively the human resources needs of a wide range of public and private sector employers in administrative, management, and policy and political analysis positions, as well as in the media and non-governmental organizations.

BSocSc Public Policy and Politics students are eligible to apply for the following joint degree programme:


# Indicative intake quotas for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions, subject to change.
^ Please click here for details of interview arrangements.

Useful Links:

Useful Information for JUPAS Applicants
Assessment of Applications
Flexible Admission Arrangement for JUPAS Applicants
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents
The Tiger Programme
JUPAS Admissions Score Reference


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level


  • Unspecified electives may include Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) (except for JS1801) and Category C other language subjects (at grade E or above) (except for JS1200, JS1201, JS1217, JS1801, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807). If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning (ApL) subjects are not counted as elective subjects, except for JS1041, JS1042, JS1043, JS1044, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807.
  • Please refer to the minimum entrance requirements webpage for details.
  • Flexible Admission Arrangement: JUPAS applicants who marginally fail to meet the requirement for programme admission in one core subject may still have the opportunity to gain admission if they have good HKDSE results. For details, click here.


  • For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

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

CityU accepts repeat results and will use the best results in assessing whether applicants fulfil the entrance requirements and to calculate admission scores.

First Year Tuition Fee


Department of Public and International Affairs


Tel: 3442-8920

Admissions Office
Online enquiry form:

Tel: 3442-9094


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 324 285 345 424 348 1726
2021 143 274 330 491 362 1600
2020 258 328 479 617 480 2162
2019 358 431 609 727 643 2768
2018 289 387 656 973 760 3065
2017 836 838 981 1274 1003 4932
2016 467 499 710 1012 831 3519

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 48 9 0 2 0 59
2021 41 8 3 1 1 54
2020 58 7 0 0 0 65
2019 55 10 1 1 0 67
2018 51 10 2 3 1 67
2017 67 1 0 0 0 68
2016 57 4 2 1 4 68
The information provided is subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.