Current Students

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Environmental Studies

*This programme has ceased new intake from 2022 and will be phased out after 2024/25.


This is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural programme designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the increasing interactions amongst globalisation, environmental change, and economic, political, and social developments, as well as strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. The unique features of the programme include the following.

  1. In-depth, integrated understanding
  2. Interdisciplinary approach
  3. Global phenomena, local action
  4. Experiential learning
  5. Integrated work
  6. Diversified graduation pathways

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Programme Code
Full Time
4 years
Programme Info
Programme Leader
Dr WONG Yee Hang Mathew

Course Outlines
Programme Code Programme Course Offered Course
A4B069 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Environmental Studies (Four-year Full-time) Introduction to Political Science SSC1147
Introduction to Sociology and Social Research SSC1148
Introduction to Economics SSC1189
Globalization: Concepts and Debates SSC2149
Development: Concepts and Debates SSC2150
Overseas Field-based Learning # SSC2295
Climate Change and Global Warming GGP3008
(for 2017-2021 cohort & 2018-2022 cohort)
Global Environmental Governance SSC3104
Protected Areas Planning and Mangement GGP3017
Transnational Migration and Development in Global Cities SSC3143
Climate Change and Society #
(from 2019-2023 cohort and onwards)
Global Political Economy SSC3212
Urban Growth, Governance and Smart City Development SSC3243
NGOs and Social Innovation # SSC3264
Global Politics SSC3274
Global Citizenship: Theories and Debates SSC3275
Development: Concepts and Debate #
(from 2019-2023 cohort and onwards)
Exploring Theories and Perspectives on Tourism SSC3300
Urbanization and Transportation: Theory and Policy GGP4011
Tourism and Sustainability GGP4012
Natural Hazards #
(from 2019-2023 cohort and onwards)
Honours Project - Phase II
(for 2017-2021 cohort & 2018-2022 cohort)
Global Development and Sustainability: Case Studies and Review # INS4052
Internship # INS4053
Capstone Project II: Project Output # INS4063
Honours Project II: Research Report # INS4064
Sustainable Development and Policy SSC4140
Globalization, Development and Environment: Case Studies INS4208
Honours Project - Phase I
(for 2017-2021 cohort & 2018-2022 cohort)
Capstone Project I: Research Methods and Proposal # SSC4297
Honours Project I: Research Methods and Proposal # SSC4298

# The course will only be offered for 2019-2023 cohort and onwards.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.

Student Activities

Africa Impact (More info)

Wong Yin Hung Ellen, our graduate, is ready for her new journey....

Regional Summer Insitute (RSI) to South Korea (More info)

29 students participated the Regional Summer Insitute (RSI) to South Korea from 6 June to 13 June 2017. 

Discovering Solid Waste Problem in Maldives (More info)

What comes up in your mind when you think of Maldives? Most of the people may think of beaches with crystal clear water and the resorts for vacation. However, many of us may not realize the waste management problem behind the rapid development. 

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Media Coverage

Small steps can spur major changes to make HK an environmentally friendly world city (More info)

Wong Yin Hung Ellen, our graduate, is ready for her new journey....

在綠色和平實習 :是我最大轉變的一年 (More info)


大學生發起聯署 促政府制訂回收政策 (More info)




Admission Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2948 6886


Programme Enquiries

Dr WONG Yee Hang Mathew
Tel: (852) 2948 7839