Programme Aims

The programme aims to:

  • provide students with the knowledge and concepts required for interdisciplinary inquiry;
  • enhance students' understanding of the interplay and interactions of the family, society, Hong Kong, China and the world;
  • enable students to acquire various methods and skills in critically examining issues and problems in real-life context;
  • equip students with the competency in social sciences, education and interdisciplinary studies;
  • provide students with the academic and professional foundation to become professionals in educational institutions, community work, government and non-government organizations, cultural groups, and private corporations;
  • lay a strong foundation for career advancement and further academic pursuits in the related areas of studies.

Programme Features

The programme is unique in its interdisciplinary and inquiry-based approach to the study of issues related to self and personal development, society and culture, as well as technology and environment that are the major foci of Liberal Studies under the new curriculum reform. It integrates concepts, skills and values in the learning, teaching and research of relevant issues/problems. Students are also led to integrating theories with practices through experiential learning in the field visit, internship and honours project. These diverse learning experiences allow students to develop multiple perspectives and higher-order thinking skills.

Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.

Programme Structure

  • Major Studies
    • Coursework
    • Field Visit: Field-based Learning and Teaching (Not for Year 2 and Year 3 Entries)
    • Internship
    • Honours Project
  • Electives (including Second Major and Minor)
  • General Education
  • Co-curricular and Service Learning
  • Language Enhancement

Major Studies

Curriculum Organization Chart for 2019/20 intake (Year 2 Entry)

(Total 90 credit points)


Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

The programme is a passport to a wide range of employment opportunities including positions such as teaching/education assistants, educational/social researchers, civil servants and other related services, educational officers in NGOs, editors/editorial assistants in business/publication companies as well as media workers and journalists.

Students may choose to pursue a teaching career by completing an additional year of professional teacher training (e.g. Full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education). Qualified teachers who can teach interdisciplinary subjects in primary and secondary schools are in high demand in Hong Kong.

Students interested in further studies after graduation may pursue the Faculty's Masters programmes.

Entrance Scholarship

There are several scholarships available. Candidates are awarded on the basis of academic and related merits.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated September 4, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
4 years
392,000 HKD
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