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Hong Kong Baptist University


Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Social Sciences (Geography/ Government & International Studies/ History/ Sociology) 文學士/ 社會科學學士 (地理/ 政治及國際關係學/ 歷史/ 社會學)

BA/ BSocSc

Short Description

Students who are interested in Geography, Government & International Studies, History or Sociology will be considered for a joint admission provided with broad-based social sciences training for their first year of study. Before progression to Year 2, students will choose their Majors via internal application.

BSocSc (Hons) in Geography:
The Programme provides a solid training in geographical theories and methods, and helps students acquire the intellectual and practical skills to analyse, assess and interpret geographical information both independently and as part of a team. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of spatial order and the interdependence of different regions of the world, and a critical understanding of environmental and socio-economic development issues with a focus on global-local connections. The Programme also provides students with the ability to apply a variety of geographical techniques and methods to analyse and to interpret diverse people-environment interactions. 

BSocSc (Hons) in Government & International Studies:
The Programme provides students with a firm grasp of the different areas of political science including political sociology (e.g. political institutions, political culture and political behavior), public policy, international relations, political economy, political theory and political thought and methodology. Geographically, the Programme focuses on the politics of Hong Kong, Mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region and the European Union. The Programme seeks to sharpen the student’s awareness by incorporating a systematic, comparative and international dimension, drawing both on the European Studies and China Studies Programmes.

BA (Hons) in History:
The Programme aims to help students develop a holistic perspective of history. It provides a balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on China and the global world. After completing the programme, students will possess a sound understanding of major events and movements that have shaped the growth of the human community, as well as the skills necessary to trace the historical roots of contemporary issues and to analyse worldwide the impact of individual events. Students will develop a critical and broadminded attitude toward the traditions and cultural heritage of different civilisations.

BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology:
The Programme offers a sociological approach to the study of social relationships in different institutional settings and at different scales with rigorous research methods. It aims to provide students with (1) knowledge of the persistence and changes in social structures and their relationships with various social institutions; (2) a critical understanding of social values and meanings of behavior in different social situations; and (3) the ability to conduct independent research on social issues.

Student Learning Experiences 

  • The Programme offers the best student experience by enabling students to expand social network through interacting with students and academic staff from a variety of backgrounds, e.g. course-related and outside classroom learning organised by the Major Departments and/or Student Societies. 
  • It also offers opportunities to participate in local and/or overseas internship such as Social Sciences Internship and USA Disney Internship Programmes, etc. 

Career Opportunities

BSocSc (Hons) in Geography:
Commerce/finance, teaching/research, civil service, the media, tourism, administration/management, community/social services, and non-governmental organisations

BSocSc (Hons) in Government & International Studies:
Civil service, media, local and international NGOs, social services, academic and commerce

BA (Hons) in History:
Teaching, museum and archive work, civil service, cultural affairs, business, the media, publishing, or journalism.

BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology:
Careers in social research, journalism and media, social services, education, civil services, public relations, marketing, administrative management, and human resources management.

A substantial number of students continue on to postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and overseas.


Students may take an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree plus a Diploma in Education.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
    a) Category A subjects;
    b) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Remarks on other requirements:
This programme will consider Applied Learning subjects in the admissions selection process.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:

Note 3:

  • The elective subjects must be Category A subjects (unless specified) excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2).
  • Individual programmes may consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfillment of elective requirement. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2021 entry:

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 1346 980 1117 1214 839 5496
2019 1452 1157 1382 1401 927 6319
2018 1047 1221 1571 1755 1238 6832
2017 1255 1426 1836 2144 1361 8022
2016 1136 1622 2372 3022 2018 10170
2015 1003 1718 2962 3782 2630 12095
2014 1578 2064 3337 4374 2990 14343
2013 1009 1654 3017 4563 3472 13715
2012 1809 1983 2783 3853 2723 13151

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 104 3 0 1 0 108
2019 81 9 1 0 1 92
2018 81 5 0 2 1 89
2017 97 8 4 0 0 109
2016 86 8 1 2 1 98
2015 104 10 2 1 1 118
2014 94 7 0 2 0 103
2013 98 12 2 0 0 112
2012 109 13 0 0 1 123