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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) 社會科學(榮譽)學士

BSocSc (Hons)

Short Description

Lingnan University’s Faculty of Social Sciences with its four constituent departments,  Applied Psychology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology and Social Policy, offers a unique Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Programme in Hong Kong.

The BSocSc (Honours) Programme is an integral part of Lingnan University's mission to persist as an internationally leading liberal arts university. It provides students with a mix of specialised and interdisciplinary training. All students will major in one of the five Majors in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Social and Public Policy Studies. They can also choose to study multiple courses across all the Social Science disciplines alongside those focusing on local, regional and global affairs.

The BSocSc (Honours) Programme provides a broad-based training that prepares students to face the challenges of a fast-changing global environment. It aims to equip students with a coherent intellectual base for understanding human behaviour and contemporary economic, political, psychological and social issues, especially those related to public and social policies, global affairs, as well as health and social services.

Through applied and service-learning courses, field trips, guest lecture/seminars, and Lingnan University’s international Student Exchange Programme, the BSocSc (Honours) Programme offers students first-hand opportunities to experience the integration of teaching and learning inside and outside of the classroom.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:

Note1: For applicants who have studied Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; or those who have learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, which adopts an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not otherwise  applicable to the majority of students in local schools, the University will accept the following as an alternative to the HKDSE Chinese Language:

(i)    Grade E or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE A-Level/AS-Level; or
(ii)   Grade C or 4 or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE; or
(iii)  “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese.


  1. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  2. Applied Learning subjects in Category B will be used as additional supporting information.
  3. Other Language subjects in Category C will be recognised as unspecified elective subjects.  The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

Passes in HKDSE subjects can be obtained at one or more sittings.  The best grade for a subject will be used in the calculation of the score in case of multiple attempts.  There is no penalty or mark deduction for repeated sittings of a subject.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Applicable to local students only and is subject to annual review by the HKSAR Government.


Registry (Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Section)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 847 1026 1375 1623 1278 6149
2018 1418 1677 2014 2106 1696 8911
2017 1708 2059 2300 2457 1876 10400
2016 1584 2204 2727 2954 2471 11940
2015 2540 3583 4344 4708 3599 18774
2014 2865 3964 5011 5454 4261 21555
2013 2722 4146 5850 6893 5226 24837
2012 3805 4576 5795 6317 4651 25144

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 70 40 9 6 2 127
2018 84 40 12 5 3 144
2017 97 32 5 3 3 140
2016 66 32 14 9 5 126
2015 84 20 10 6 3 123
2014 63 33 12 7 3 118
2013 60 32 18 7 2 119
2012 82 28 7 2 3 122