Associate of Social Science

Social science is the study of human behaviours. Students will be given opportunities to understand why there are so many problems in the Hong Kong society, to consider how our thinking is shaped by culture, what is national identity, or who will get a higher chance of upward mobility. The programme consists of various social science disciplines, including criminology, economics, political science, and sociology in year 1 and anthropology, geography, global studies, and urban studies in year 2. The programme gives students a wide range of social science training and prepares them to focus on a particular discipline in further study, enabling them to articulate to various UGC-funded and self-financing degree programmes in criminology, geography, global studies, international studies, politics, public policy, sociology, and social work.

 

FACULTY

Social Sciences

 

PROG. CODE

ASocSc

 

CAMPUS

Kowloon City

 

QF LEVEL

4

DURATION

2 years

 

CREDIT POINTS

63 CPS 

 

AWARD TYPE

Associate Degree  

 

QR REF

17/000306/L4

 

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.
 
  • Local applicant applying for Associate Degree programmes via E-APP or other means
  • Non local applicants

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

Programme Specific entry requirements

  • No programme specific entry requirements

General entry requirements

Fees

Application Fee

$150 for programme/programmes chosen in EACH FACULTY (can apply for a maximum of three programmes within one faculty)

Tuition Fee

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.

Other Fee

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

Website:  https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

  •  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

Website:          http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm       

  •  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

Website:          https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

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:

PILODescription
1. Describe the basic concepts and theories in social science that explain human, societal and global phenomena;
2. Examine the major socio-political, cultural and economic issues affecting human behaviour in the local, national, regional and global contexts;
3. Analyse major human and social issues in contemporary society through inter-disciplinary studies, including major ideas in arts and humanities, and science and technolog;
4. Use various data collection methods and apply information technologies to analyse and present data;
5. Apply effective communication skills in relating with a variety of people and identify areas for personal growth and professional development.



  • Sociology
  • Political Studies
  • Economics for Social Studies
  • Criminology
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Social Research
  • Justice and Society
  • Culture and Identity

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
CGE13213 Information Technology: Applications and Impacts
DSS10015 Introduction to Political Studies
DSS10402 Sociology
DSS10601 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Semester B, Year 1
BUS10405 Economics for Social Studies
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
CGE2002 English Professional Communication Skills for Social Science
DSS10707 Introduction to Criminology
DSS20714 Trends and Transformation in World Affairs
CGE General Education
Semester A, Year 2
DSS20401 Social Research
DSS20712 Hong Kong: Past, Present & Future
CGE General Education
Elective courses: choose 2 courses among the three below
DSS20004 Governance in Global Age
DSS20708 Society and Economy
DSS20713 Justice and Society
Semester B, Year 2
CGE24411 Ethics and Society
DSS20036 China in 21st Century
DSS20702 Social Science Integrated Workshop
Elective courses: choose 2 courses among the three below
DSS20707 Urban Society and Global Cities
DSS20709 Culture and Identity
DSS20710 Comparative Politics

CGE General Education courses:

At least one chosen from Society and Organisations and at least one elective must be Level A2.

 

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  • Community and social service
  • Public service
  • Business and administration
  • Counselling
  • Education and training

Any enquiries relating to the ASocSc programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Mr Kim Lee.

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telephone: (852) 3442 9764
Fax: (852) 3442 0162
E-mail: uowchk-fss@uow.edu.au

Address: FW 407A, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 4669
Fax
: (852) 3442 0555
E-mail
uowchk-main@uow.edu.au

Address: FW 402, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]

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