The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Policy Science and Management (BSocSc(PSM)) is a unique programme. Its aims to develop skills associated with policy analysis and evaluation, critical and analytical capacities for assessing and understanding processes of policy formulation, implementation, and policy outcomes, and knowledge skills designed to allow students to understand diverse, international policy contexts and governance challenges in the contemporary world. Specifically, the programme provides interdisciplinary training in public policy, governance and public sector management and is designed to equip students with essential skills for careers in public management, policy analysis and evaluation, public and private sector consultancy, the non-profit sector (advocacy and civil society organisations) and government-business relations.
The programme is uniquely positioned within the higher education policy science landscape of Hong Kong. The programme not only provides policy science education, but also offers the depth of training, pathways for specialisation, or the depth of immersion into core evaluative and policy analysis skills and competencies.
The programme will add further capacity to the suite of programmes and activities broadly nestled around policy-related themes/issues, providing a specific focus on policy analytics, evaluation, and specialisations in Public Sector Management and Social Policy and Management that will help position EdUHK at the forefront of policy science in Hong Kong and the region.
Programme Structure (for Senior Year Entrants)
||Credit Points (cps)
|Major / Programme Specific
|Capstone Project – Phase I
|Final Year Project
||Capstone Project – Phase II
|Electives / Minor
||Electives / Minor
(including a required 3-cp education course)
|GE Experiential Learning /
GE Breadth Courses
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.
Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications
There are numerous prospective employment pathways, including:
- Advocacy, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), think tanks, and civil society organisations (not for profit sector);
- Government, statutory bodies/organisations, and government-linked corporations;
- Government – Business relations (including the provision of services to government; contracting out, procurement, program analyst, regulatory compliance);
- Private sector (including consultancy organisations).
It is further noted that employment pathways for graduates of policy science programmes are often international in orientation, especially for students who pursue careers in NGOs, advocacy and civil society organisations, and international/regional organisations [e.g., The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)]