The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)
The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Geography provides a solid training in geographical theories and methods, and helps students acquire the intellectual and practical skills to analyse, assess and interpret geographical information both independently and as part of a team. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of spatial order and the interdependence of different regions of the world, and a critical understanding of environmental and socio-economic development issues with a focus on global-local connections. The Programme also provides students with the ability to apply a variety of geographical techniques and methods to analyse and to interpret diverse people-environment interactions.
This Programme embraces the synthesizing tradition of geography and covers a wide variety of subjects in both natural and social sciences and attracts students who are passionate about people-environment interactions. The Programme is structured so that students can choose to specialize during later stages of their study or diversify their interests with a well-rounded training. Graduates of this Programme stand out by their comprehensive world view and strong cultural sensitivity, which enable them to follow a variety of career paths in diverse professions in the private and public sectors as well as not-for-profit organizations.
Student Learning Experiences
This Programme attaches great importance to student learning experiences and strives to provide students a wide range of opportunities for exposures and practical training. With a broad spectrum of learning experiences and hands-on training, Geography graduates are well-prepared for their career development and able to enjoy great flexibility in taking a wide range of roles in different professions.
Diverse employment opportunities are available for the graduates such as Commerce/finance, teaching/research, civil service, the media, tourism, administration/management, community/social services, and non-governmental organizations.
Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.
We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).
Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Students/ Holders
AD/ HD holders or students studying in the final year of AD /HD programmes may apply for Year 3 entry.
Transfer students are current students of recognised local/ overseas institutions who are enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme.
Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a 3-year degree programme or two years of study of a 4-year degree programme may apply for Year 3 entry.
Inter-institutional transfer of students is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 3 entry.