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The University of Hong Kong

JS6157

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences 理學士(言語及聽覺科學)

BSC(SPEECH)

Short Description

The Faculty of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences five-year honours degree course.  This course prepares students for professional practice in speech therapy.

This intensive full-time programme offers students a solid theoretical background in normal human communication and swallowing, and their disorders.  Courses cover subject knowledge in related disciplines of medicine, psychology, English and Cantonese linguistics and hearing sciences.  The curriculum employs a student-centred, “translational learning” approach.  Students will be engaged in lectures, self-directed learning, case-based learning, small group learning, and clinical practice.  In the final year, students will be required to complete a research dissertation.  The curriculum will provide many opportunities for students to apply theory to practice and become a competent and adaptive speech therapist upon completion of their five-year courses.

Practical experience constitutes a large part of the curriculum.  During the course, students are required to complete over 400 hours of supervised clinical practicum.  The clinical programme is conducted predominately in Cantonese.  This programme therefore offers students a unique bilingual education and training.  Clinical teaching is provided by both University staff and practicing clinicians from the community.  Students may have opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary and international service learning abroad.

Remarks:
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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
One of the following elective subjects:
BIOLOGY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH BIOLOGY COMPONENT 3

Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and fluently in both Cantonese and English.

  1. Applicants are strongly advised to include their personal statement in English in the "Additional Information" of their JUPAS application.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to enter details about their other learning experiences or extra-curricular activities.
  3. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the appropriate sections of OEA or SLP.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2020-21 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Education

Email: bscshs@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-2357

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 137 85 118 161 194 695
2018 90 58 130 197 234 709
2017 187 84 147 205 236 859
2016 156 81 126 159 220 742
2015 156 68 127 189 235 775
2014 153 66 111 210 253 793
2013 161 60 101 198 253 773
2012 207 67 164 324 329 1091

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 43 0 0 0 0 43
2018 36 0 0 0 0 36
2017 46 0 0 0 0 46
2016 46 0 0 0 0 46
2015 41 0 0 0 0 41
2014 45 0 0 0 0 45
2013 47 0 0 0 0 47
2012 48 0 0 0 0 48