Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)

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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)
– Community Studies
– Psychology
– Social Work
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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Community Studies

  • To facilitate students to study how a community influences human development within a social context.

  • To provide students with a broad learning experience for their intellectual development such that they will be sensitive to social issues, able to critically examine social phenomena and promote social justice.

  • To enhance students’ integrity and capacity for personal development as ethical and caring persons who are capable of making informed decisions in their future careers and in daily life.

 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology

  • To enable students understand why people think, feel, and behave as they do and take an in-depth look at the mental processes.

  • To provide students with a broad learning experience for their intellectual development such that they will learn to identify different types of behavior, to examine personality and conduct formal personality assessments, and to reflect on the extensive breadth of psychology.

  • To equip students with the knowledge of advanced statistical and research skills necessary for conducting advanced and innovative research projects.

 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Work

  • Adopting a person-in-environment perspective, students will learn how to intervene at the interface of different systems so as to enhance social functioning of people.

  • To provide students with a broad learning experience for their intellectual development such that they will be sensitive to social issues, able to critically examine social phenomena and promote social justice.

  • To enhance students’ integrity and capacity for personal development as ethical and caring persons who are capable of making informed decisions in their future careers and in daily life.

 

Class Mode


4-year full-time

 

Professional Recognition


Psychology graduates are eligible to apply as a Member of Hong Kong Psychological SocietyHKPS

 

Social work graduates are eligible to apply to the Social Work Registration Board for registration as Registered Social WorkersSWRB

 

Academic Advancement and Careers Prospects


 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Community Studies
Graduates from the stream of Community Studies can choose to work in public and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in different community service settings, such as in the field of community development and organising. They enjoy a better advantage over the graduates of other programmes in engaging in positions in areas such as urban redevelopment, policy analysis, social research and environmental conservation as they are more familiar in addressing community dynamics and conducting critical appraisal over controversial issues. Graduates may also consider teaching and pursuing further study in related areas.

 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology
Graduates from the stream of Psychology are able to pursue further studies on postgraduate courses in educational, organizational or clinical psychology, or to develop their career in a broad range of areas such as government administration, social welfare, education and research, health service, consumer behavior, etc. They may be employed in posts such as guidance staff, human resources personnel, and marketing and management officers.

 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Work
Fresh graduates from the stream of Social Work can be employed as a professional social worker at the rank of Assistant Social Work Officers. They may work in government sector, NGOs and private organizations. A plentiful of post-graduate programmes are available for them to further their studies.

 

Tuition Fee

 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Community Studies 及 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology

  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $73,470 $91,750
Year 2 $73,730 $92,000
Year 3 $74,750 $93,000
Year 4 $75,270 $93,510

 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Work

  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $73,470 $91,750
Year 2 $79,870 $98,000
Year 3 $83,970 $102,000
Year 4 $89,070 $106,980

 

 

 

Study Streams
Community Studies Psychology Social Work

 


 

Year 1
Introduction to Social Welfare Self-development Workshop
Introduction to Community Studies Critical Thinking
Introduction to Psychology Ethics and Moral Issues
Academic Reading and Writing I General Education Elective
English Usage Numerical and IT Literacy
Practical Chinese  

 

Year 2
Individual and Society Psychological Wellness
Diversity and Equality Stream / General Education
Contemporary Issues in Hong Kong Elective Academic Reading and Writing II
Putonghua for Academic Purposes English Communication I
Community Studies
Human Behaviour and Social Environment Politics and Community
Sociological Perspectives in Community  
Psychology
History and Issues in Psychology Learning and Motivation
Developmental Psychology  
Social Work
Human Behaviour and Social Environment Social Policy and Planning
Social Work and Social Work Ethics  

 

Year 3
Community Studies
Culture, Community and Identity Social Research Methods
Gender and Community Community-based Internship
Globalization and Social Transformation English Communication II
Education and Society Stream Elective
Contextualizing Community Study General Education Elective
Psychology
Biological Psychology Research Methods in Psychology
Cognitive Psychology Internship
Psychology of Personality English Communication II
Social Psychology Stream Elective
Testing and Measurement General Education Elective
Social Work
Social Work Theory and Practice I: Case Work Skills Workshop I
Social Work Theory and Practice II: Group Work Fieldwork I
Social Work Theory and Practice III: Community Work English Communication II
Project Planning and Evaluation Stream Elective
Social Research Methods General Education Elective

 

Year 4
Community Studies
Cultural Political Economy Contemporary Chinese Communities
Civic Engagement and Social Movements Stream Elective
Communication, Media and Society Social Research Project
Sexuality, Body and Identity Chinese Writing
Urbanization and Social Change Global Citizenship
Psychology
Chinese Psychology Psychology in Education
Counselling Psychology Stream Elective
Clinical Psychology Research Project
Organizational Psychology Chinese Writing
Positive Psychology Global Citizenship
Social Work
Social Services Administration SW Stream Core Elective
Integrated Practice Workshop SW Stream Core Elective
Legal Environment and Social Work Skills Workshop II
Chinese Writing Fieldwork II
Global Citizenship

 

 

Year 1 Entry

  • Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Level 2 in Liberal Studies in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; applicants' performance in two elective courses in the HKDSE Examination will be considered as bonus point in the selection process; OR
  • Have obtained passes in Chinese Language and Culture and Use of English and one additional AL / two ASL subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) plus five passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Mature applicant aged 21 or above on 1 September of the year when admission is sought, with relevant working experience and academic background; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 2 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4 programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 3 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an AD / HD programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a QF Level 4 programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 3 Entry (For the Social Work stream of the Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) programme ONLY)

  • Have successfully completed a relevant AD / HD programme in Social Work with accumulative GPA of 2.7 or above; OR
  • Have completed a programme in Social Work that is pitched at level 4 of the QF with accumulative GPA of 2.7 or above and is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.