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The Open University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Ageing Society and Services Studies 高齡社會與服務研究榮譽社會科學學士

BSSc(Hons) Ageing & Serv

Short Description

The Ageing Society and Services Studies programme prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed in identifying, analyzing and evaluating issues arising out of an ageing society and related services provision. Its multidisciplinary curriculum draws upon applied social studies, economics, politics and public administration as well as psychology. It looks into subject areas covering the effects of ageing on mind and body; generational relations; the economics of healthcare and retirement; social inequality in later-life; as well as related public policy and services development. It equips students with the professional competence, transferable generic skills and critical reflectiveness required in the planning, provision and evaluation of services and support essential to ageing populations in Hong Kong and overseas.

Upon graduation, students will be ready to assume administrative and managerial positions in long-term care facilities, health-care institutions, community and social services organizations; and also to serve in government agencies, think-tanks as well as social and business enterprises. This programme also prepares graduates to further their studies in gerontology, ageing studies, social work, nursing, social policy and social development as well as public policy studies in local and overseas institutions.

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Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECT 2
  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$ 74,166

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$74,166
Whole Programme: HK$296,664

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$31,300/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$42,866
Whole Programme: HK$171,464

Remarks:

  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. 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. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  2. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/ immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  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 has not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2020/21 to 2022/23 (or 2023/24) 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 http://www.cspe.edu.hk/nmtss.
  5. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval. The annual subsidy amount of NMTSS for the 2019/20 academic year is HK$31,300.
  6. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.

Contacts

Dr. Beatrice Lam

Email: oylam@ouhk.edu.hk

Tel: 27685863