The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
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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
The Programme attaches great importance to student learning experiences and strives to provide students with a wide range of fieldwork and practical training. Geography students will have opportunities to participate in local and regional field trips and subject-related fieldwork and practical work. In addition, a mandatory field camp of around 7 to 9 days is organised for Year 3 students in semester 2 of every year. The past field camps have been held in the U.S., Australia, Mainland China and Southeast Asia, etc.
Besides, students will be able to participate in service-learning and interdisciplinary courses and projects and become responsible citizens with a global outlook. Students will examine social and/or environmental issues and leverage the geographical training to create possible solutions.
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.
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
Local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University are eligible for publicly-funded senior year places.
Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university may apply.
Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.