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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Sociology 社會學

SOCIOLOGY

Short Description

Sociology is the scientific study of society. Sociologists study the social lives of people and groups to understand how social factors shape one’s minds and behavior. Sociology helps you understand social phenomena from different perspectives.

The Department of Sociology at CUHK has the longest history and the most comprehensive curriculum of its kind in Hong Kong. We currently focus on six research clusters: Crime and Deviance; Economic, Politics & Society; Family, Gender and Sexuality; Population, Health and Migration; Stratification and Education; and Computational Social Science. All of our teaching staff excel in their fields of specialization.

Students are required to complete a capstone thesis project before graduation. In addition, students can choose to concentrate on one or more of the four areas of concentration: 1) Social Research, 2) Sociology and Liberal Studies, 3) Sociology and Social Policy, and 4) Society, Sustainability and Technology.

Sociology students are often eager to explore the world. Before the pandemic, 20+ students left for exchange in overseas universities annually. To prepare students for their future career, the Department offered 30+ internship opportunities in the summer of 2019.

The Department also offers a BSSc (Sociology)-Juris Doctor double-degree option in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, and a double-major option in collaboration with the School of Journalism and Communication.

We provide one of the best sociological training in the region. According to The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject (Sociology) 2021/22, our Department is ranked the 37th in the world.

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

Programme Website

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: sociology@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39431486

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 276 359 574 855 699 2763
2020 256 257 513 841 816 2683
2019 337 293 527 821 774 2752
2018 172 219 435 729 682 2237
2017 329 273 503 732 743 2580
2016 128 162 337 552 624 1803
2015 153 178 374 817 868 2390
2014 228 211 478 944 1080 2941
2013 282 246 584 1223 1558 3893
2012 201 288 745 1402 1618 4254

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 36 2 0 0 0 38
2020 32 1 0 0 0 33
2019 32 0 0 0 0 32
2018 36 0 0 0 0 36
2017 34 0 0 0 0 34
2016 39 3 0 0 0 42
2015 34 1 0 0 0 35
2014 30 0 0 0 0 30
2013 35 0 0 0 0 35
2012 38 0 0 0 0 38
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