Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Global and China Studies is a dynamic and practical major which studies transformation in globalisation and transformation in China as two sides of one coin. It aims to equip and aspire students to engage with a global order increasingly including China. The programme has three core elements:
inter-disciplinary knowledge on Global political economic and sociocultural processes;
China specialisms; and
research skills training.
The programme works with academic partners in China and overseas to provide exchange and experiential learning opportunities for students, allowing them to study China from both inside and outside the country. The research-led philosophy prepares students to be resourceful graduates who value knowledge and can work in teams to produce knowledge. Meanwhile, students are able to advance their Putonghua proficiency through language courses and internship opportunities in Hong Kong, China and all over the world.
Required experiential learning experience outside HKBU in two regions;
A global work placement in China or other Asian cities; and
Research-led with financial support for student research project (merit-based).
This programme prepares students to engage in exciting global development dynamics in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Graduates may pursue careers in international business, foreign services, sustainable development, journalism and education. Within these areas, graduates may pursue opportunities in management, public relations, marketing, research and training with large and small employers including international organisations, government, commercial and community- based organisations.
Applicants must satisfy both the general university requirements and the special requirements of the programme. For details, please go to http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/en/.
The tuition fee of full-time undergraduate programmes for 2021-22 is HK$42,100 for local students and HK$140,000 for non-local students respectively. Fees are to be paid in two equal instalments. (Currency conversion rate: US$1= HK$7.8)
Features of Social Sciences Faculty, HKBU
Field and Case Study Pedagogy
Small Group Learning
Community and Professional Ties
Social Sciences Common Core
One Semester Off-Campus Programme
Reasons for Choosing Hong Kong as a Study Destination
1.Be part of the “Chinese Adventure” with a Western heritage
2.Learning Chinese language and culture
3.Exciting and vibrant city with lots to do
4.Many multinational corporations based in Hong Kong
5.Window to China
6.Gateway to Southeast Asia