Message from the Dean
Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS). I hope you will enjoy finding out more about who we are and what we can offer.
The social sciences offer a perspective on the study of society and how people behave, interact and influence the world around us. Our faculty is an excellent place to study social sciences. An Associate degree in social sciences opens the door to a wide range of opportunities! Currently we are offering eight Associate degree programmes which help students lay the foundations to a diverse range of areas and disciplines.
We have 27 full-time teachers, who are all well-qualified and committed to providing high quality education to students. They enjoy helping students learn, develop and achieve.
Most students find their learning experience here rewarding and enlightening. In addition to classroom learning, they also develop as a person through participating in various kinds of out-of-classroom activities.
Since 2012/13, the Faculty has operated a Study Abroad Scheme which enables outstanding students to take courses for one semester or over the summer in renowned universities in Australia, the US, the UK and Taiwan. Those who successfully complete the courses will have the credits recognized and transferred to their programme.
Underpinning all of our work we fulfil our mission to produce graduates who possess a social sciences perspective, communication skills, analytic and problem-solving abilities, global vision, cultural sensitivity and a competence for lifelong learning.
Our students' development does not stop here. Our graduates in recent years have been successfully admitted to degree programmes offered by various local and overseas universities. In 2018, about 50% of our graduates (220 in all) who chose further studies were admitted to publicly funded institutions, while those who chose to enter workplace directly earned an average of monthly salary of $17,891. Our programmes offer studies in psychology, guidance and counselling, sociology, public policy and administration, social work, international studies, public relations and advertising, travel and tourism management, convention and event management, legal studies, and urban studies.
I invite you to discover the people, programmes, activities and opportunities we offer to understand what we do and why our students and staff enjoy studying and working here. We look forward to your support and meeting you!
Professor BLOWERS, Geoffrey Hathaway
Faculty of Social Sciences