- Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Social Innovation
- Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies (Guidance and Counselling / International Studies / Urban Studies)
- Associate of Social Science
- Associate of Social Science in Social Work
- Associate of Social Science in Public Administration and Management
Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies (Guidance and Counselling / International Studies / Urban Studies)
The programme curriculum has a unique two-stage design. The first stage courses are general education for cultivating self-awareness, civic and social awareness, cultural and historical awareness, and economic and technological awareness. The second stage courses, which are built upon the first stage, help students to acquire social science knowledge and depth of study in one of three concentrations, namely, guidance and counseling, international studies, and urban studies. The programme has been offered in the College for over fifteen years. The degree programmes which graduates had entered included psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, political studies, government and social policy, gerontology, counselling, health care, global studies, urban planning and general social sciences.
Admission, entry requirements and fees
- Local applicant applying for Associate Degree programmes via E-APP or other means
- Non local applicants
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Programme Specific entry requirements
- No programme specific entry requirements
$150 for programme/programmes chosen in EACH FACULTY (can apply for a maximum of three programmes within one faculty)
All Full-time Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,600 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK$100,800.
For Associate of Social Science in Social Work, students are required to take a total of 74 credits, with 38 credits of social work courses at HK $2,600 per credit, 21 credits of General Education at HK $1,600 per credit, and 15 credits of fieldwork placement at HK $2,500 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK $169,900.
A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.
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
- Learning outcomes
- Main subject areas
- Programme structure
- Articulation pathways
- Career opportunities
- Programme leaflet
- Programme enquiries
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.||Demonstrate civic and social awareness, cultural and historical awareness, and explain their relationships with real world issue;|
|2.||Apply the main perspectives, orientation and methods in the discipline of social sciences in a wide variety of professional contexts;|
|3.||Apply interpersonal, communication (in English and Chinese), information technology, quantitative and analytical, critical thinking, problem solving and self-directed lifelong learning skills in their personal and professional work settings;|
|4.||Identify their interest and ability in a specific field in the discipline of applied social studies;|
|5.||Relate the major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to their own field in the discipline of applied social studies.|
ASocSc Applied Social Studies is a unique programme that comprises two stages. The first stage consists of general social sciences and general education courses. In the second stage, students select courses in one of the three concentrations, to acquire specialized knowledge and skills.
- Guidance and Counselling
It develops students’ abilities to help others solve their problems. It also lays a theoretical foundation for students to pursue further study in this area.
- International Studies
It enables students to understand the dynamics of international organizations, and the history of China and East Asian countries and their relationship so as to cultivate a globalized worldview.
- Urban Studies
It broadens students’ understanding of the sociopolitical and economic development of Hong Kong and builds up students’ knowledge and competence in urban development and planning.
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 Code||Course Name|
|Semester A, Year 1|
|BUS10405||Economics for Social Studies|
|CGE1000 (1500)||English for Academic Studies A or B|
|CGE17412||Public Leadership and Social Change in Hong Kong|
|DSS10103||Practical Psychology for Everyday Life|
|DSS10601||Critical Thinking and Problem Solving|
|Semester B, Year 1|
|CGE2002||English Professional Communication Skills for Social Science|
|DSS20689||Contemporary Social Problems|
|Semester A, Year 2|
|Guidance and Counseling|
|DSS10401||Introduction to Psychology|
|DSS20670||Concepts and Theories of Counselling|
|DSS20671||Basic Skills in Guidance and Counselling|
|DSS10015||Introduction to Political Studies|
|DSS20004||Governance in Global Age|
|DSS20036||China in the 21st Century|
|DSS20682||Contemporary Issues in Urban Development|
|DSS20687||Social Inclusion and Community|
|Semester B, Year 2|
|CGE22412||Understanding Cultures and Heritage in Contemporary Hong Kong|
|Guidance and Counseling|
|DSS20673||Group Guidance and Counselling|
|DSS22227||Learning and Cognition|
|DSS20675||East Asia: History, Society & Politics|
|DSS20678||International Political Economy|
|DSS20679||Workshop on International Affairs|
|DSS20666||Urban Studies Workshop|
|DSS20668||Managing Urban Cities|
|DSS20684||Crime and Urban Problems|
|DSS20707||Urban Society and Global Cities|
*The offering of individual concentrations each year will depend on student enrollment.
CGE General Education courses:
At least one chosen from Science and Technology domain and at least one elective must be at Level A2.
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Faculty of Social Sciences
Telephone: (852) 3442 9764
Fax: (852) 3442 0162
Address: FW 407A, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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Telephone: (852) 2707 4669
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Address: FW 402, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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