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Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours 社會科學榮譽學士

BSSc(Hons)

Short Description

The BSSc(Hons) is a 4-year full-time programme aiming to equip students with in-depth knowledge in a wide range of social science disciplines, critical and analytical thinking skills, and the abilities to conduct effective social research and serve the community in action. Through majoring in different social science streams, students learn specialised knowledge and practical skills in their areas of study. The programme is structured to also develop problem-solving skills, teamwork and peer leadership paving the way for graduates to continue postgraduate studies or to pursue careers in private and public sectors, non-government organisations, cultural institutions, and advocacy groups.

The BSSc(Hons) currently offers the following streams:
Stream I: Ageing Society and Services Studies
Stream II: Applied Economics
Stream III: Applied Social Studies
Stream IV: Global and China Studies
Stream V: Politics and Public Administration

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours. Student will enter a stream after year 1 study and follow the respective programme curriculum in Years 2 – 4.

Remarks:

The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours has five streams: Ageing Society and Services Studies, Applied Economics, Applied Social Studies, Global and China Studies, Politics and Public Administration. Student will choose a stream by the end of Year 1 study and then follow the respective programme curriculum.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 2

Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.

  1. Unless otherwise stated in the Programme-specific subject requirements, 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 can be considered as elective subjects, and up to 2 Applied Learning subjects (excluding Applied Learning Chinese) will be recognized as electives.

  2. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. 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:
    - ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Category B (Applied Learning Chinese); or
    - Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese ; or
    - Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese
    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  4. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection. Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  5. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examination. The best results will be considered for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores.

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

HKMU will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examination taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition FeeUpdated

HK$ 81,070

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$81,070
Whole Programme: HK$324,280


Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$34,390/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$46,680
Whole Programme: HK$186,720

Remarks:

  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/practicum/immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  3. There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme have not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2025/26 to 2027/28 (or 2028/29) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit https://www.cspe.edu.hk/en/nmt/.
  5. The NMTSS subsidy amount of HK$34,390/year set out above is for the 2024/25 academic year (AY).
  6. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval.
  7. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.

Contacts

Dr. Terence SHUM

Email: tshum@hkmu.edu.hk

Tel: (852) 27685754

Dr. CHAN Wai Leung

Email: walchan@hkmu.edu.hk

Tel: (852) 27685737

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 298 435 514 629 707 2583

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 61 29 17 7 10 124