Prospective Students

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


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

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Programme Code
Full Time
4 years
Programme Info
Programme Leader
Dr. Li Yu Wai, Vic

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
Globalization: Concepts and Debates SSC2149
Development: Concepts and Debates SSC2150
Introduction to Economics SSC1189
Regional Summer Institute INS2005
Technology, Media and Global Civil Society INS3006
Internship INS3008
International Politics and Law SSC3103
Global Environmental Governance SSC3104
Citizenship for Global and Environmental Studies SSC3106
Managing Global Cities: Issues and Themes SSC3141
Managing Asian World Cities: Governance and Policy SSC3142
Transnational Migration and Development in Global Cities SSC3143
Sustaining Hong Kong as the Asia’s World City SSC3144
Globalization, Development, and Environment I INS4007
Globalization, Development and Environment II INS4009
Globalization, Development and Environment: Case Studies INS4208
Global and Environmental Justice and Rights SSC4111
Sustainable Development and Policy SSC4140
Marketing Global Cities: Themes and Approaches SSC4145
Urbanization in China: Policy and Governance SSC4146
Honours Project - Phase I SSC4245
Honours Project - Phase II INS4048

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.

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

Learn more about global development and challenges of sustainability with EdUHK’s Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Environmental Studies (More info)

  • Young Post reported that EdUHK has offered the UGC-funded Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Environmental Studies since 2010, helping students learn more about global development and the challenges of sustainability.
  • Dr Vic Li Yu-wai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at EdUHK, who is also the Programme Leader of the four-year undergraduate interdisciplinary programme, believed that the programme can help students grasp basic knowledge to explore the developmental and environmental challenges facing the world, and then make contributions to local and global society.

Field study on urban stream restoration at Cheonggyecheon, seoul

Internship experience in Australia

Students visit the demilitarized zone diving the two koreas.

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. Li Yu Wai, Vic
Tel: (852) 2948 8713