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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and Bachelor of Laws (double degree) 社會科學學士(政治學與法學)及法學士 (雙學位課程)

BSS(GL)&LLB

Short Description

This integrated programme, jointly offered by the Department of Politics and Public Administration and the Department of Law, is designed to provide students with a multi-disciplinary education in law and public affairs. Students will be able to study professional law subjects as well as social sciences courses in areas like comparative politics, political philosophy and ethics, international relations, and public administration.

This programme is considerably flexible. At the end of the second semester of the second year, students will be able to decide whether to finish a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) with double majors in politics and legal studies after completing the fourth year of study, or to complete the five-year double degree programme which leads to the award of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in addition to the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) degree. The LLB, in particular, enables students intending to pursue a legal career to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme.

Alumni pursue careers not only in law and public service but also business, banking, education, journalism, tertiary education and research, the non-profit sector, and so on.

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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 4
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 5
LIBERAL STUDIES 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
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.
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.  Please refer to https://www.hku.hk/dse for details.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

The year(s) of study beyond the four-year curriculum are offered on a 'self-financing' basis, which means:

  1. that students studying for these further qualifications will be required to pay composition fees higher than the normal fee; and
  2. that while these students will be eligible for financial assistance under the Government Financial Assistance Scheme and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme, they will not be eligible for other Government loans and grants.

Contacts

Faculty of Social Sciences

Email: bssgl@hku.hk

Tel: 3917 2393

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 65 41 56 86 81 329
2021 80 39 64 92 91 366
2020 86 54 69 115 129 453
2019 128 61 82 128 122 521
2018 137 69 123 158 187 674
2017 109 58 107 141 153 568
2016 109 50 104 130 165 558
2015 159 39 104 162 202 666
2014 99 51 85 146 205 586
2013 218 63 80 136 243 740
2012 194 53 101 163 225 736

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 33 0 0 0 0 33
2021 37 0 0 0 0 37
2020 41 0 0 0 0 41
2019 54 0 0 0 0 54
2018 51 0 0 0 0 51
2017 43 0 0 0 0 43
2016 44 0 0 0 0 44
2015 52 0 0 0 0 52
2014 46 0 0 0 0 46
2013 53 0 0 0 0 53
2012 45 0 0 0 0 45