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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Politics and Public Administration 政治及公共行政榮譽社會科學學士


Short Description

The politics and public administration curriculum guides students to develop knowledge and skills in the study of political science and public administration. Specifically, the curriculum aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of politics and public administration; to arouse their interest in studying global and public problems and issues pertinent to the management of the government; to familiarize them with the knowledge and skills of conducting research within the discipline; and to analyze public problems of the world and their society. Politics and public administration graduates will be capable to further study or pursue a career in a wide range of fields, especially in the public sector.

After the completion of the first year study, students who find mismatch between the chosen major and their aptitude/interest can apply to switch to other desired social sciences major, subject to the required academic achievement and available quota.



  • 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:
  1. HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above will be considered as elective subjects.

  2. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    • HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese: Attained  
    • GCE (A-Level /AS-Level) Chinese: Grade E or above  
    • GCE (O-Level)/ GCSE/ IGCSE Chinese: Grade E or above

    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  3. Some programmes may give higher weighting or preference for certain elective subjects in admission selection.  Please refer to the ‘Programme Information’ for details or click here.

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

The University will calculate the best grades attained by an applicant from the most current two sittings of HKDSE taken by the applicant.  There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition FeeUpdated

HK$ 73,070

Estimated Programme Fees:
First year: HK$73,070
Whole Programme: HK$292,280 

Estimated Programme Fees after deduction of the Government’s non-means-tested subsidy in the amount of HK$30,800 per year, if applicable:
First year: HK$42,270
Whole Programme: HK$169,080


  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. The rate is subject to approval. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student. A student will normally take 40 credits in an academic year.
  2. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/ immersion course fee, etc., if applicable.
  3. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau, are eligible for the Government’s non-means-tested (NMT) annual subsidy. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  4. A student’s eligibility for the NMT subsidy and the subsidy amount (HK$30,800) allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final discretion.


Dr. NG Chi Man Michael


Tel: 27686458


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 245 382 398 532 647 2204
2016 286 400 524 608 739 2557
2015 362 570 710 816 917 3375
2014 242 540 800 875 1028 3485
2013 362 672 902 1100 1200 4236
2012 232 434 672 829 1005 3172

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 83 47 0 0 0 130
2016 103 27 0 0 0 130
2015 125 0 0 0 0 125
2014 54 38 0 0 0 92
2013 11 25 24 0 0 60
2012 10 27 29 0 0 66