Faculty of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies–Sociology Concentration

Programme Code


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

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation


The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in China Studies - Sociology Concentration offers instruction in the study of social structures and social relationships in different institutional settings and at different scales with rigorous research methods, with strong emphasis in contemporary Chinese society. 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 meanings of behaviour in different social situations; (3) an understanding of the social development and social organizations in mainland China and Hong Kong; (4) an appreciation of the complexities of transitional modern Chinese society in all its manifestations; and (5) the ability to conduct independent research on social issues.


Unique Features

  • Rigorous training in research and Honours Project requirement
  • Summer Sojourn Programme in which all students are required to spend five weeks at Tsinghua University in Beijing at the end of the third year


Student Learning Experiences

Internship and exchange opportunities available through Faculty and University


Career Opportunities

Careers in China-related business and endeavours, as well as for a wide variety of professional careers in business, government, administration, education, the media and community service. Many students also go on to pursue postgraduate studies after graduation.



1) 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.

2)^ Subject to annual review and the University's approval.

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.