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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Hong Kong Studies (Senior Year Entry only)

Programme Aims

The objectives of the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Hong Kong Studies programme are:

  1. to develop multidisciplinary perspectives for students to comprehend the transformations and development of Hong Kong and the world;
  2. to train students to have a thorough understanding of Global Studies, Hong Kong Studies and the interface between Global and Hong Kong Studies;
  3. to nurture students to become responsible and participatory citizens in multiple communities; and
  4. to achieve complementarity, synergy and cross-fertilization with the education-focused programmes.


Programme Features

Students enrolled in the programme will be required to take major courses come from the three academic pillars: (1) Global Studies; (2) Hong Kong Studies; (3) the interface between Hong Kong and the World. (See Figure 1). Global Studies emphasize the disciplinary training in political science; Hong Kong Studies cover the courses in cultural studies, political science and sociology; and the Hong Kong/Global interface encourages students to adopt multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to understand Hong Kong and its complex interactions with China, the regional and the global spheres.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • PILO1: in-depth knowledge and training in the study of Hong Kong, the world, and their interface from multidisciplinary perspectives, including history, language, arts, music, education, sociology, political science, philosophy, law, and economics.
  • PILO2: thorough understanding and critical thinking of the dynamics of social, political, economic, cultural and historical transformations of the world and Hong Kong.
  • PILO3: the ability to contribute to the global society, Hong Kong and China by utilizing their knowledge, skills and expertise.
  • PILO4: the ability to examine Hong Kong as an interface between the East and West and analyze its complex evolution within the context of China’s rapid rise and global transformations.
  • PILO5: the respect for values, such as diversity, rationality, rule of law and human rights.


Programme Structure (for Senior Year Entrants)
Domain Credit Points (cps)
Major 33
Electives (including Minor) 15
General Education 3-6 6
Co-Curricular and Service Learning 0-3
Honours Project 6
Total: 60
Programme Code
Full Time
4 years
Programme Info
Programme Leader
Dr. Pan Suyan
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Course Outlines

Global and Hong Kong Studies (including Global and Hong Kong Studies major and Hong Kong Studies Minor)

Domain Course Title Course Code & Outline
Foundation Course
Compulsory Foundation of Hong Kong Studies (will NOT be offered from 2020/21)/
Foundations of Hong Kong Studies (will be offered from 2020/21)
SSC1231 / SSC2231
SSC1231 will be revised to SSC2231 from 202009
Hong Kong Studies
Electives The Rule of Law and Hong Kong Legal System (offered by EPL) GEG1021
Cantonese and Hong Kong Local Culture (offered by CHL)

CHI2702 / CHI3712

CHI 2702 will be revised to CHI 3712 from 201801

Hong Konger: Art & Music (offered by CCA) CAC2010
Social & Geographical Changes in Hong Kong SSC3229
Values Pluralism and Cultural Diversity in Hong Kong SSC3234
Literature in Hong Kong (offered by LCS) LIT3014
Politics, Public Administration and Policies in Hong Kong SSC3232
Global Studies
Electives Globalization: Concepts and Debates SSC2149
Global Political Economy SSC3212
Globalization and Education (offered by IELL) PFS2016
Transnational Migration and Development in Global Cities SSC3143
Global Environmental Governance SSC3104
Hong Kong and the World
Electives Positioning the Unique Identity of Hong Kong in Global History* SSC2233
International Perspectives on Education in Hong Kong (offered by IELL) PFS2014
Citizenship Education: Implications for Global & Hong Kong Studies SSC3230
HK’s Policing in Response to Global & Cross-border Crime SSC4218
Hong Kong and the Global Economy SSC4215

Any aspect of the course (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, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.


Admission Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2948 6886


Programme Enquiries

Dr. Pan Suyan
Tel: (852) 2948 8616 / (852) 2948 7707 (Ms Lee)
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