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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4801

Social Science 社會科學

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Short Description

The Social Science broad-based admission line is designed for students who are undecided about their majors or would like to have more time to explore different options. This admission line provides applicants with the option of entering the Faculty of Social Science without committing to a particular Major programme. Students follow a common study plan in their first year, after which they will declare any one of the following Major programmes without any competition or quota imposed to continue their studies in Years 2-4.

  • Architectural Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography and Resource Management
  • Urban Studies
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Journalism and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

By taking different Major foundation courses in the first year, students gain first-hand experience of a variety of Social Science disciplines while at the same time seek counselling and academic advice from teachers and senior students. After some exploration in the first year of study, students can freely* choose their Majors based on their academic strength, interest and career aspirations.

*Admission to Architectural Studies programme is subject to conditions set by the School.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

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 I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2022 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 I/II" 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 2022-23 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: socsc@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39435708

Tel: 39439318

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 498 455 844 1204 1072 4073
2020 410 426 920 1331 1149 4236
2019 574 526 957 1315 1237 4609
2018 474 483 998 1505 1343 4803
2017 386 472 866 1364 1335 4423
2016 461 414 852 1392 1375 4494
2015 380 411 925 1620 1653 4989
2014 472 446 979 1758 1884 5539
2013 588 558 1019 1978 2163 6306
2012 736 690 1597 2867 2955 8845

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 66 0 0 0 0 66
2020 63 0 0 0 0 63
2019 66 0 0 0 0 66
2018 83 0 0 0 0 83
2017 82 0 0 0 0 82
2016 80 1 0 0 0 81
2015 72 0 0 0 0 72
2014 79 0 0 0 0 79
2013 70 1 0 0 0 71
2012 76 3 0 0 0 79
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places is still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.

(2) For latest information on interviews for 2022 entry, please visit http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk