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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Social and Public Policy Studies 社會科學(榮譽)學士 - 社會與公共政策研究

BSocSc (Hons) SPPS

Short Description

The BSocSc (Honours) – Social and Public Policy Studies programme is jointly hosted by the Department of Economics and Department of Sociology and Social Policy of Lingnan University. The programme provides inter-disciplinary perspectives that will enhance students’ ability to analyse social and public policy issues, such as ageing, gender, the family, social inequality, social change, global and local health, education, public finance, housing, labour market, science, and technology. Student will learn to assess the impacts of government policy as well as demographic, technological, and social changes on businesses and the daily lives of people. On that basis, students can contribute to policy debate intelligently. 

The programme provides many experiential learning opportunities to students, such as field trips, internships and courses with service-learning. These components offer chances for students to participate in placements with selected social welfare agencies and NGOs.



  • 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.

Note2: For Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science, the Minimum Level for Mathematics Compulsory Part is 3.

Note3: For Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science, the Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is counted as an Elective Subject.

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 Team)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 143 186 291 312 287 1219

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 13 5 6 0 0 24