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Hong Kong Metropolitan University

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Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours 社會科學榮譽學士

BSSc(Hons)

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The BSSc(Hons) is a 4-year full-time programme aiming to equip students with in-depth knowledge in a wide range of social science disciplines, critical and analytical thinking skills, and the abilities to conduct effective social research and serve the community in action. Through majoring in different social science streams, students learn specialised knowledge and practical skills in their areas of study. The programme is structured to also develop problem-solving skills, teamwork and peer leadership paving the way for graduates to continue postgraduate studies or to pursue careers in private and public sectors, non-government organisations, cultural institutions, and advocacy groups.

The BSSc(Hons) currently offers the following streams:
- Stream I: Ageing Society and Services Studies
- Stream II: Applied Economics
- Stream III: Applied Social Studies
- Stream IV: Global and China Studies
- Stream V: Politics and Public Administration

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours. Student will enter a stream after year 1 study and follow the respective programme curriculum in Years 2 – 4.

Remarks:

The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours has five streams: Ageing Society and Services Studies, Applied Economics, Applied Social Studies, Global and China Studies, Politics and Public Administration. Student will choose a stream by the end of Year 1 study and then follow the respective programme curriculum.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as 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
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECT 2
  1. Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Subject Requirement & Weighting, HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above can be counted as elective subjects.

  2. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with the best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use one of the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    • ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese
    • Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese
    • Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese   
    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  4. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection.  Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  5. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examinations. The best results will be counted for meeting the entrance requirements and calculating admissions scores.

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

HKMU will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examinations taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 79,560

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$79,560
Whole Programme: HK$318,240

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$33,200/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$46,360
Whole Programme: HK$185,440

Remarks:

  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/practicum/immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  3. There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme have not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2024/25 to 2026/27 (or 2027/28) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit http://www.cspe.edu.hk/nmtss.The amounts for the 2023/24 cohort will be subject to review with reference to the CCPI in Hong Kong.
  5. The NMTSS subsidy amount of HK$33,200/year set out above is for the 2022/23 academic year (AY).
  6. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval.
  7. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.

Contacts

Dr. Lam Wai Man

Email: wmlam@hkmu.edu.hk

Tel: 27685741