The BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies programme is intended to provide a programme of study which will give students a firm grasp of the different areas of political science. These cover political sociology (including political institutions, political culture and political behaviour), government and public policy-making, international relations and political economy, political theory and political thought, and political methodology.
In geographical terms, the programme focuses on the politics of Hong Kong, mainland China, and the Asia Pacific region, on the basis that it is essential to give Hong Kong students a thorough understanding of their own political environment. The programme seeks to stimulate the students' interest and to sharpen their awareness by incorporating a systematic comparative and international dimension, drawing both on the China Studies and European Studies programmes.
This programme is one of the Broad-based Admission Programmes in the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU. Upon the completion of the 1st year of study, students may apply for European Studies (French/German), History, Global & China Studies, Geography, Government & International Studies or Sociology as their Major based on individual interest and academic performance. (For details of Broad-based Admission Programmes, please go to https://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/en/sosc/bap.)
The specific aims of the programme are:
To provide students with a solid foundation in the core areas of political science;
To introduce students to the various methods of political study;
To increase students' understanding of the politics of Hong Kong, mainland China, and the Asia Pacific region; and
To enable students to engage in the comparative study of different cultural and political systems, with an emphasis on China and Europe.
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