Faculty of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Global and China Studies

Programme Code

JS2670


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

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

20

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS Notes 3


Notes:

1) The first elective must be any Category A subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The second elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
b) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

3) Good results in Chinese Language and English Language are preferred.

4) High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

5) The programme requirement is subject to the University's final approval.

6) Candidates may be required to attend an interview. 

 

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Global and China Studies Programme is a newly developed programme which studies transformation in globalisation and transformation in China as two sides of one coin. It aims to equip and aspire students to engage with a global order increasingly including China. The programme has three core elements: (a) inter-disciplinary knowledge on political economic and sociocultural processes in their geographical and historical contexts; (b) regional/linguistic specialisms; and (c) research skills training. The programme works with academic partners in China and overseas to provide exchange and experiential learning opportunities for students, allowing them to study China from both inside and outside the country. The research-led philosophy prepares students to be resourceful graduates who value knowledge and can work in teams to produce knowledge. Meanwhile, students are able to advance their Putonghua proficiency through language courses and internship opportunities in Hong Kong, China and all over the world.


Unique Features 

  • Required courses outside HKBU in two regions
  • A global work placement in China or other Asian cities
  • Research-led with financial support for student research project (merit-based)


Student Learning Experiences
Apart from the off-campus learning experience and work placement provided by the programme, students can make use of the university’s network and the "one-semester off" initiative of the Faculty of Social Sciences to engage in a wide range of internship, exchange and service-learning experiences. Some of these experiences are credit bearing; students can undertake such initiatives either during a semester or semester break.


Career Opportunities 
This programme prepares students to engage in exciting global development dynamics in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Graduates may pursue careers in international business, foreign services, sustainable development, journalism and education. Within these areas, graduates may pursue opportunities in management, public relations, marketing, research and training with large and small employers including international organisations, government, commercial and community-based organisations.


Remarks

1) Students may take an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree plus a Diploma in Education.
 
2) Subject to the University's final approval, this new programme will be launched in September 2020.

The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as the second unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements and 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 Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as the second 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

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
     
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    (The programme will consider 4 core subjects plus 2 best electives in Academic Score calculation.)
    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
     
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.

 

 

Note:

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.