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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Arts and Sciences 文理學士

BASc

Short Description

The BASc programme is designed for intellectually ambitious students who want to take control of their learning and develop a broad set of scholarly skills in order to become leaders across a diverse range of fields to meet important global challenges. The BASc aims to equip students with social intelligence, creative problem-solving and analytical skills (both qualitative and quantitative), communication skills, ethical responsibility, and nurture them on how to take an interdisciplinary perspective in understanding our world.  Global problems won’t get solved with a traditional curriculum; the BASc programme helps students to make connections between disciplines, with a view to changing our world. The programme is built on two pedagogical principles. First, students undertake high-quality training from different disciplines: Social Sciences, Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Second, students develop the intellectual toolkit to learn how to intersect disciplines and integrate them through case studies, capstone experiences, and learning from thought leaders, movers and shakers in relevant employment sectors and professions.

The curriculum consists of three components. Interdisciplinary Studies major: Students take three interdisciplinary core courses which are co-designed and co-taught by teachers spanning the three faculties, the internship and also courses within two pathways:

(1) Cultures/ Societies and (2) Physical World/ Biological/ Human Sciences.

Second major/ minors/ electives: Students can pursue any combination of subjects or a second major of their choice across faculties (e.g., physics, history, psychology, political studies, marketing or management).

Other essential learning: Students take the BASc core courses and fulfil the language and common core requirements of the undergraduate curriculum.

Students will have individual guidance from their academic tutor who will help them design a course of study that meets their passions and provides a coherent course of academic study.

Students also have the opportunity to pitch to our in-house BAScLab where they can gain finance for their impactful and collaborative research ideas. Our Lab Manager will coach students in the development and refinement of their ideas and guide them through project delivery, ensuring that students are able to translate their learning to ideas with real-world impact.

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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 5
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)1 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Candidates with level 4 in English Language and good results in other HKDSE subjects will be exceptionally considered on a case by case basis.  If these candidates are admitted, they will be required to take 6 additional credits in Core University English to complete their degree studies.

Level 3 or above in Mathematics (Extended Module 1 or Module 2) is preferred (but not required)


Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 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 2022-23 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 Social Sciences

Email: basc@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-1212

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 41 28 60 110 113 352
2020 33 26 90 116 130 395
2019 48 48 105 153 177 531

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 15 0 0 0 0 15
2020 12 0 0 0 0 12
2019 10 0 0 0 0 10
Footnote(s)
# As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.