Faculty of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography

Programme Code

JS2610-GEOG


Year of Entry

Year 3

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

TBC

Class Start Date

September 2019

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

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.

 

Unique Features

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.

 

Career Opportunities

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.

 

Remarks

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

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.

 

Degree Holders

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.