Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences was established in July 2009. All of the department's teaching, research and administrative staff are dedicated to:

(1) achieving the highest standards of teaching and learning in social sciences;

(2) conducting innovative, internationally recognized research and publications; and

(3) serving the community in ways that reflect our caring for fellow members of society.



Master of Social Sciences in Global and Hong Kong Studies

Website: https://www.eduhk.hk/mssghks/


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

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in
Liberal Studies Education


Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Geography)
Bachelor of Education (Honours)
(Business, Accounting and Financial Studies)


Star Programme in Global and Environmental Studies
(successfully revalidated by HKCAAVQ in July 2013)

Great news on our graduates in Bachelor of Social Sciences in Global and Environmental Studies (GES) programme.
In the most recent survey of GES graduates in late 2015, many of them are now working in the private and public sectors, including positions as project officers, teaching assistants, journalists, management trainees and merchandizers, while some are now environmental protection officers and customer representatives. Some graduates are pursuing Master degree studies in environmental management and urban planning.

Star Programme in Liberal Studies Education

Congratulations to the graduates of 2014 of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Liberal Studies Education for their success in career development and further studies.
Many of them are employed in primary schools, secondary schools or other institutions in the education field. Some are working in governmental and non-governmental organizations such as government departments, social services sectors, banks, insurance and logistics companies, travel agencies, newspaper, airlines, etc.  A number of them also pursue further studies by enrolling in postgraduate programmes offered by local or overseas universities. These suggest the high employability of the programme’s graduates and recognitions by employers in various fields and industries.

Student Activities

Our students in the Liberal Studies Education program presented their views toward social activism and the role of Legislative Council at the annual conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association held at the Education University of Hong Kong on December 6, 2014.


GES Internship 2013 - A video about Crossroads internship