The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
105 (subject to changes)
HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)
|HKDSE Core Subject(s)||Minimum Level|
|MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART||2|
|Elective Subject(s)||Minimum Level|
|ANY 1 SUBJECT||2|
- These programmes will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject.
Choices of Major Programme
For details of Major Programme assignment, please visit Faculty website at http://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/bap/
Students will be admitted to the Broad-based Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Social Sciences (Geography/ Government and International Studies/ History/ Sociology) Programme and provided with a broad-based social sciences training in their first year with no specific Majors. Towards the end of their first year, they will apply for one of the following as their Major based on individual interest and academic performance.
BA(Hons) in History aims to help students develop a holistic perspective of history. It provides a balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on China and the global world. Courses offered cover a variety of topics, periods and regions. It also enables students to conduct historical inquiries effectively and independently thorough training in historical theories, methods and research skills. After completing the programme, students will possess a sound understanding of major events and movements that have shaped the growth of the human community, as well as the skills necessary to trace the historical roots of contemporary issues and to analyse worldwide the impact of individual events. Students will develop a critical and broadminded attitude toward the traditions and cultural heritage of different civilisations.
BSocSc (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.
BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies provides a programme of study that is intended to give students a firm grasp of the different areas of political science. These cover political sociology (including political institutions, political culture and political behaviour), government and public policy-making, international relations and political economy, political theory and political thought, and political methodology. In geographical terms, the programme focuses on the politics of Hong Kong, Mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region, and the European Union. The programme seeks to sharpen the student’s awareness by incorporating a systematic, comparative and international dimension, drawing both on the China Studies and European Studies programmes.
BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology is concerned with the study of the complex relationships among individuals, groups and social structures. It places strong emphasis on the integration of theory and research, and offers rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research skills. More specifically, the programme aims to provide students with (1) knowledge of the persistence and changes in social structures and their relationships with various social institutions; (2) a critical understanding of social values and the meanings of behaviour in different social situations; and (3) the ability to conduct independent research on social issues.
BA (Hons) in History
Teaching, museum and archive work, civil service, cultural affairs, business, the media, publishing, or journalism.
BSocSc (Hons) in Geography
Commerce/finance, teaching/research, civil service, the media, tourism, administration/management, community/social services, and non-governmental organizations.
BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies
Public administration and the civil service, public policy institutes, civic groups and non-governmental organizations, welfare services, the media, international organizations and agencies, business and public affairs, education.
BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology
Careers in non-governmental organizations, journalism and mass media, tourism, museums, market research, advertising and public relations, social services, education, civil service, administrative management, retail management and human resources management.
In addition, a substantial number of students continue on to postgraduate studies after graduation in Hong Kong and overseas in related professional fields.
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.
For 2018 entry, the Programme will NOT consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements. However, it will consider M1/M2 subject as a whole subject in score calculation.
The Programme will NOT consider any Applied Learning Subjects as an unspecified elective subject.
The Programme will consider grade E or above in Other Language subjects as unspecified elective subject.
In general, the scores for the Other Language Subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:
A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3
|HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any)||Derived from the score formula of individual programme
e.g.: 4 core subjects + 1 best/specified elective or 2 best/specified electives
|Interview Performance||Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview|
|Band||Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
|HKDSE English Score||Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result|
|HKDSE Standard Score + 1 best X||Sum of scores for 4 core subjects plus 1 best/specified elective subject (Category A)|
As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.