Faculty of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Global and China Studies

Programme Code


Year of Entry

Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation


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.