Associate of Social Science in Leisure and Tourism Management*

Admission suspended for 2022-23


With the promotion of quality of life and global travel, leisure and tourism industries are consolidated as key economic pillars of Hong Kong. This programme combines leisure and tourism studies in one associate degree programme in order to examine the importance and significance of leisure and tourism from the social science perspective for the enhancement of the well-being and quality of life of the general public. It has dual emphases both on the academic aspect for further study and the vocational aspect for employment. This programme also provides generic training of students’ competencies for lifelong learning, personal growth and discovery to meet future challenges. Students will encounter key ideas in the study and practice of leisure and tourism including recreation activities planning, event and festival management, destination planning, health and fitness, and contemporary issues in tourism.



Social Sciences






Kowloon City





2 years



63 CPS 



Associate Degree  




Admission, entry requirements and fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. How you apply will depend on your student type.

Programme Specific Entry Requirements

  • No programme specific entrance requirement

General entry requirements


Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

Tuition Fee

Associate Degree Programmes

HK$1,800 per credit x
63 Credits required for Programme Completion
= HK$113,400

Associate of Social Science in Social Work

HK$2,600 per credit x 38 social work courses credit +
HK$1,800 per credit x 21 general Education credit +
HK$2,500 per credit x 15 fieldwork placement credit
= HK$174,100

Other Fees

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000

  • Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree.

Enquiries:        2150 6222

  •  Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277

Programme outcomes and structure

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Integrate knowledge, principles and ethics into the development and management of leisure and tourism services;
2. Analyse the impacts of political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, environmental and legal contextual factors on leisure and tourism practices;
3. Apply interpersonal, communication, information technology, quantitative and analytical, organizational and cross-cultural competencies for implementation of functional activities in leisure and tourism;
4. Exercise judgement and take responsibility in planning, performing and evaluating activities in leisure and tourism; and
5. Relate the major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology, society and organizations to leisure and tourism.


To cater to the interests and career plans of students, TWO streams of study are offered for students’ selection

Leisure Studies Stream

  • Leisure and Tourism Attachment
  • Design and Management of Leisure Facilities
  • Health and Fitness

Tourism Studies Stream

  • Leisure and Tourism Attachment
  • Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism Studies  

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name
Semester A, Year 1
CGE1000 (1500) English for Academic Studies A or B
CGE12311 Cultural Neighbours - China, Japan and Korea
DSS10103 Practical Psychology for Everyday Life
DSS10354 Introduction to Leisure and Tourism Management
DSS10702 Hong Kong Society
Semester B, Year 1
CGE2002 English Professional Communication Skills for Social Science
DSS10006 Behaviour in Organizations
DSS10353 Leadership & Programming Skills
DSS20350 Event and Festival Management
CGE General Education
Summer Semester, Year 1
DSS20342 Leisure and Tourism Attachment
Semester A, Year 2
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
DSS20346 Marketing Leisure and Tourism
DSS20363 Destination Planning and Management
Students are to select from one of the following two streams:
Stream 1: Leisure Studies Stream
DSS20356 Design and Management of Leisure Facilities
Stream 2: Tourism Studies Stream 
DSS20358  Hospitality and Hotel Management 
Semester B, Year 2
CGE23218 Climate Change: Threats, Mitigation and Adaption
DSS20325 Cross-cultural Communication
DSS20364 Managing Human Resources in Leisure and Tourism
DSS20401 Social Research
Stream 1: Leisure Studies Stream
DSS20329 Health & Fitness
Stream 2: Tourism Studies Stream
DSS20362 Contemporary Issues in Tourism Studies

CGE General Education courses:

At least one chosen from the Society and Organisations domain, and at least one of the courses chosen must be at level A2:


UOW College Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation
City University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History
Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Management
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Sociology
Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Physical Education and Recreation Management
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Hotel Management
Lingnan University
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science Education (Honours) (Sports Science)
The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences


  • Leisure and cultural services
  • Property management
  • Recreation clubs
  • Health and fitness clubs
  • Airlines
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels
  • Convention and exhibitions management
  • Travel agencies

Any enquiries relating to the ASocScLTM programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Dr Kiano Luk.

Internship opportunities

Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Thai Travel Services Ltd.
Noah's Resort


Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telephone: (852) 2707 3223
Fax: (852) 2707 3224

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111 / 2707 4669
: (852) 2707 3222

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

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