Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Social Innovation

Civic-minded students interested in social services and dedicated to help vulnerable and disadvantaged members in society would enjoy the breadth, flexibility and vitality of this programme. Students learn to integrate social science knowledge with social innovation and address social issues with innovative means and mindset. Students will encounter key ideas in the study and practice of social innovation including programme planning, implementation and evaluation, social impact assessment, social marketing, collaborative governance, and corporate social responsibility, plus industrial attachment. This programme also puts a premium on students’ abilities to set up social businesses upon graduation. For this, we have designed courses closely related to business development and management such as Startup and Entrepreneurship, Social Finance, Corporate Management etc.

 

FACULTY

Social Sciences

 

PROG. CODE

BSOCSCSI

 

CAMPUS

Telford Annex

 

QF LEVEL

5

DURATION

4 years or 

2 years (Senior year entry)

 

CREDIT POINTS

120 CPS (4 years)

60 CPS (2 years) 

 

AWARD TYPE

Bachelor Degree

  

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

19/000927/L5
01/09/2019-31/08/2024

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.
 

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

For admission to UOW College Hong Kong Bachelor Degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 
 
Year 1 Entry:
 
  • HKDSE Level 3 in Chinese Language
  • HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
  • HKDSE Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies
  • HKDSE Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) 
or
 
  • HKALE AS Use of English
  • HKALE AS Chinese Language and Culture
  • HKALE AL subject/two AS subjects
  • Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language
  • Passes in three other subjects in HKCEE;
 
or obtain equivalent qualifications.
 
Year 3 Entry:
 
Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for 2021

Tuition Fee

For Bachelor Degree programmes, the tuition fee for years 1 and 2 is HK$69,000 per year and that for years 3 and year 4 is HK$74,000 per year.

Other Fee

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

Financial Assistance

UOW College Hong Kong has registered under Cap320 and is now an Approved Post Secondary College in Hong Kong udner the Ordinance.  Oualified local students of our College enrolled in this degree programme will be eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS).  In the 2020/21 academic year, students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$32,100.

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       

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. Evaluate key concepts and theories in core disciplines of social science;
2. Integrate knowledge of core social science disciplines and apply them to the process of developing innovative solutions to complex social problems;
3. Demonstrate the intellectual abilities to design and conduct social research independently with a range of information technology platforms;
4. Communicate and articulate ideas effectively with different audiences; and
5. Recognise the importance of ethical practice, social responsibility, social justice and civic awareness when acting to resolve conflicts, address problems and respond to social and environmental challenges.
  • Other than the major in Social Innovation, students may choose to do a minor in Finance, Chinese History and Culture, Chinese, or Japanese on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing a minor.
  • Integrate social science knowledge with social innovation, an emerging discipline to address social issues with innovative means and mindset.
  • Develop students’ creativity and innovation in assessing social needs, analyzing social issues and formulating innovative solutions for the improvement of the society.
  • Provide practice-oriented and experiential learning activities with internship training to nurture students’ competence to become social entrepreneurs and set up social businesses.
  • Enhance students’ abilities and skills in collaborating, connecting and communicating with diverse stakeholders in generating innovative solutions.

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation is a four-year programme. Students are exposed to core disciplines of social sciences and helps them acquire social research skills to investigate social issues and problems. Students’ competence in formulating ideas, creating values, performing management functions related to the practice of social innovation in public and non-profit organizations are developed.

In year one and two, students are required to study foundation and generic courses.

In year three and four, students will study more specialized courses such as:

  • Project Planning and Implementation
  • Social Economy
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Collaborative Partnership and Governance
  • Technology and Innovations

All students studying a normative 4-year self-financing degree programme of the College can take a structured group of courses required for a minor as their free electives, and upon satisfactory completion of the courses, may declare the minor.  For details please click Minors in degree programmes.

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points in 4 years by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:

Degree Requirements4 Year
General Education 36
Core Programme 57
Free Electives 27
Minimum number of credit units 120

 

Course CodeCourse Name
Semster A, Year 1
DGE1431 Critical Thinking
DGE1941 English for Academic Studies 1
SSS1011 Introduction to Political Studies
SSS1012 Introduction to Sociology
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester B, Year 1
DGE1041 Practical Chinese
SSS1013 Understanding Human Needs
DGE General Education
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester A, Year 2
DGE2722 Sustainable Development and Green Economy
DGE3941 English for Academic Studies 2
SSS2011 Economics of Public Affairs
SSS2012 Creativity and Problem Solving
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester B, Year 2
SSS2013  Contemporary Social Issues in Hong Kong
SSS2014 Social Research
DGE General Education
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester A, Year 3
DGE3622 Startup and Entrepreneurship
DGE3850 Contemporary China
SSS3011 Public Policy Analysis
SSS3012 Foundations of Social Innovation and Social Enterprise
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester B, Year 3
DGE3942 English Communication for the Workplace
SSS3013 Social Economy
SSS3014 Project planning and Implementation
DGE General Education
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester A, Year 4
DGE3943 English for Professional Communication
SSS4011 Social Impact Assessment
SSS4012 Program Evaluation
SSS4014 Collaborative Partnership and Governance
SSS4017# Social Innovation Internship
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester B, Year 4
SSS4013 Corporate Management and Social Responsibility
SSS4015 Technology and Innovations
SSS4016 Social Marketing and Campaigning
SSS4017# Social Innovation Internship
SSS4018 Capstone Project on Social Innovation

# Year-long course with 3 credits only

 

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 60 credit points in 2 years by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:

Degree Requirements2 Year
General Education 15
Core Programme 36
Free Electives 9
Minimum number of credit units 60

 

Semester A, Year 3
DGE3622 Startup and Entrepreneurship
DGE3850 Contemporary China
SSS3011 Public Policy Analysis
SSS3012 Foundations of Social Innovation and Social Enterprise
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester B, Year 3
DGE3722 Sustainable Development and Green Economy
DGE3942 English Communication for the Workplace
SSS3013 Social Economy
SSS3014 Project planning and Implementation
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester A, Year 4
DGE3943 English for Professional Communication
SSS4011 Social Impact Assessment
SSS4012 Program Evaluation
SSS4014 Collaborative Partnership and Governance
SSS4017# Social Innovation Internship
Minor/ Free Elective Course offered by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business or Faculty of Science and Technology
Semester B, Year 4
SSS4013 Corporate Management and Social Responsibility
SSS4015 Technology and Innovations
SSS4016 Social Marketing and Campaigning
SSS4017# Social Innovation Internship
SSS4018 Capstone Project on Social Innovation

# Year-long course with 3 credits only

 

The Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation is accredited by the following professional bodies:

  • Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts
  • HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre, Hong Kong Council of Social Service
City University of Hong Kong
Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management
Master of Social Sciences in Development Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
Master of Public Administration
Master of Social Sciences in Social Work
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master of Arts in Social Policy
Master of Arts in Social Service Management
Master of Social Science in Government and Politics (Greater China)
Master of Social Science in Public Policy
The University of Hong Kong
Master of Global Public Policy
Master of Public Administration
Master of Social Sciences in Nonprofit Management
Master of Social Sciences in Social Service Management
  • Public sector officer
  • Project manager
  • Community liaise
  • Campaign manager
  • Researcher
  • Education
  • Customer service
  • Event coordinator
  • Social marketing
  • Administrative officer
  • Private social enterprises

Please click "Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway" of the programme for details.

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

What is Social Innovation? (Chinese version only)

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telephone: (852) 2707 3223
Fax: (852) 2707 3224
E-mail: uowchk-fss@uow.edu.au

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

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

Telford Annex

Telephone: (852) 2707 9440
Fax: (852) 2707 4243
E-mail: uowchk-telford@uow.edu.au

Address: NO. 33 Wai Yip Street, Telford Garden, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

[Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]

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