BGCS (formerly known as Bachelor of Social Sciences Education (Greater China Studies), has revamped its programme to cater for the change happening in the society. In order to better equip our students so that they will be more competitive, we have modified the programme into the current form.
Leading the Way Forward
The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Greater China Studies encourages students to explore the Greater China region – Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan and beyond. It arms students with solid but wide-range knowledge on politics, culture, economics and development about the region. Engaging in vibrant academic discussions and hands-on experience in research, students are able to analyze social issues critically and empirically upon graduation. Past graduates become analysts, government officials, and executives in business corporations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Given our strong academic training, some students also pursue further studies locally as well as abroad.
A Vibrant Academic Life: Learning by Doing; Learning by Reaching Out – Comparative Education Field Visit and Internship
We don’t just teach; we also do. As professors, we believe that some of the best learning occurs outside of the classroom through in-field experience and through a variety of teaching mediums. In addition to conventional classroom teaching, we also take our students out to see the world. Through our extensive summer internship, we provide students with experiential learning in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mainland China and even in South Africa. Students can venture into a variety of industries including media and marketing, culture, NGOs and political parties.
Love is all Around – Impeccable Pastoral Care
Students who are admitted to our programme will be looked after by academic tutors. We organize orientation programme for the freshmen so that they can adapt to the University and the programme. Students also receive trainings before they are sent for internships or education visits. On a daily basis, our academic staff engages students into their research work and their projects. Through working with the students, academic staff develop close and personal relationship that hopes to transform students into confident and independent individuals, ready to take on the world with steely will.
Great and Bright Future – Impressive Statistics on Job Acquisition and Further Studies
The Programme prepares students for a wide range of careers in government and public service, education, journalism and business. Students may also proceed from this degree to postgraduate programmes in such areas as China Studies, Communication, Education (PGDE), Public Administration and Social Work. Our employment statistics have been consistently promising. Almost 90% of our students obtain employment or furthering their studies within three months to six months upon graduation. Our graduates work for both primary and secondary schools, as well as other major employers in the Greater China region such as Aeon Hong Kong (as Management Trainee), Cathay Pacific, HKSAR Government (as Executive Officer), HSBC and Leo Burnett. Students who study abroad have been admitted to or received offers from top universities such as University of Bath, University College London and the University of Edinburgh. For more information, please see Alumni Sharing.
Full-time applicants with outstanding achievements are automatically considered for entrance scholarships. Most of the entrance scholarships are renewable subject to the students’ continued outstanding academic performance. For more information, please see Scholarships.
Programme Leaflet (English Version)
Programme Leaflet(Simplified Chinese Version, For Mainland students only)