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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Social Sciences 社會科學學士

BSS

Short Description

If students are interested in studying human behaviour and society or wish to become a future leader in public service, education, industry and commerce, the Bachelor of Social Sciences should be the choice.  The flexible programme structure provides students with freedom to decide which discipline they wish to major in after the first year of study, without any quota constraint. Off-campus learning is emphasized through the participation in internships or overseas academic exchange to provide opportunities for students to apply the knowledge acquired to the practical environment and to enhance their international exposure.

Students may choose to major in one of the six core disciplines including China Studies; Geography; Politics and Public Administration; Psychology; Social Policy and Social Development; and Sociology. They may also opt for one of the multidisciplinary programmes as another major, including Cognitive Science; Counselling; Criminology; Media and Cultural Studies; Neuroscience; and Urban Governance. Alternatively, students may opt for a second major / a minor in a variety of disciplines from Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering, Law and Science.

^ The psychology major programme in the BSocSc curriculum will only
be offered as a second major following the introduction of the new Bachelor
of Psychology programme in the academic year of 2022-2023 (tentative).

Remarks:
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Programme Website

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
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: socscug@hku.hk

Tel: 39171212

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 521 404 668 1043 989 3625
2020 534 431 738 1125 1084 3912
2019 567 490 922 1319 1286 4584
2018 591 505 982 1470 1463 5011
2017 545 497 846 1386 1390 4664
2016 503 450 817 1279 1389 4438
2015 426 359 762 1295 1418 4260
2014 478 371 709 1332 1504 4394
2013 399 329 730 1368 1638 4464
2012 567 406 981 1787 2131 5872

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 143 0 0 0 0 143
2020 160 0 0 0 0 160
2019 152 0 0 0 0 152
2018 139 0 0 0 0 139
2017 161 0 0 0 0 161
2016 147 0 0 0 0 147
2015 133 0 0 0 0 133
2014 135 0 0 0 0 135
2013 120 0 0 0 0 120
2012 102 0 0 0 0 102
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.