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It is believed that change and volatility are essential elements of life in the globalised world. To thrive in this fast-changing, unpredictable environment, it is essential to develop one’s ability to cope with, and even foresee, the challenges. Knowing oneself and others, mastering the logic underlying change, and understanding its consequences are how we could find our niche and prosper in the society. It is to this end that the programme of Associate of Social Sciences (ASocSci) has been developed to build a gateway to the academic and professional world.

Programme Aims & Features

The broad-based curriculum covers major social sciences disciplines, including Psychology, Gerontology, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Social Work, Sociology, and Research Methods. The programme focuses on enhancing students’ understanding of human social interaction, social groups and the logic underlying social change. Students will be trained to evaluate social phenomena objectively, scientifically and critically as social scientists. The programme aims at developing students’ social consciousness, international awareness, critical and logical reasoning ability, and self-learning ability. Students will be prepared for academic pursuit in the field of social sciences, and equipped with a practical foundation for entering a wide range of career in different sectors.

Behavioural Science Theme (with focus on Psychology)

This theme provides knowledge and skills of maintaining psychological and behavioural well-being. Major perspectives on psychological and behavioural health will be introduced. After studying courses within this theme, students are expected to be able to analyze factors affecting individual’s psychological well-being.

Gerontology Theme

The theme aims at training students’ evaluation of the social, demographic, economic and other aspects of ageing and an ageing population from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Politics and International Studies Theme

Social Sciences students who choose to study this theme will be introduced to basic concepts and theories of politics. Students are trained to explain and analyse political issues with different political concepts and theories.

Social Welfare and Social Administration Theme

The theme aims at helping students to examine the roles of social welfare services and social policies in promoting human well-being. Students are trained to critically analyse social problems, social service and social policy with various psychological, sociological and political theories.

Sociology Theme

Students of this theme are trained in sociology traditions. This theme aims to develop students’ critical, analytical thinking in analyzing the society and social issues with different sociological perspectives.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 79%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 56%

Many of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA Cultural Management
BA Religious Studies
BSc Exercise Science and Health Education
BSc Gerontology
BSc Public Health
BSSc Global Studies
BSSc Government and Public Administration
BSSc Psychology
BSSc Social Work
BSSc Sociology
City University of Hong Kong
BA Chinese & History
BA English Studies
BSc Environmental Science & Management
BSocSc Applied Sociology
BSocSc Asian & International Studies
BSocSc Criminology
BSocSc Environmental Policy
BSocSc Psychology
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics (Housing & Urban Studies)
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics (Political Science)
BSocSc Public Policy, Management, & Politics
BSocSc Social Work
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration
BA (Hons) Social Work
BSc (Hons) Investment Science
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Nursing
Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature and BEd English Language Teaching (Double Degree)
BSSc (Hons) China Studies - Sociology
BSSc (Hons) European Studies - German Stream
BSSc (Hons) Government & International Studies
BSSc (Hons) Sociology
BSW (Hons)
Lingnan University
BA (Hons) Cultural Studies
BSocSc (Hons)
The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
BA (Hons) Language Studies - English Major
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) Visual Art
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) History
BSSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
BSSc (Hons) Psychology

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Swansea University

  • BA in Politics

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University of Huddersfield

  • BSc(Hons) Psychology
  • BSc(Hons) Psychology with Criminology
  • BSc(Hons) Behavioral Sciences
  • BSc(Hons) Sociology and Criminology
  • BSc(Hons) Sociology and Psychology
  • BSc(Hons) Sociology

Macquarie University

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Science

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following university:

The University of Hull, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology with Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology and Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sociology

Middlesex University London, UK

  • BA (Hons) Publishing and Digital Culture
  • BA (Hons) Journalism and Media
  • BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media Culture and Practice

The University of Western Australia, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Japanese Language Pathway
  • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Korean Language Pathway
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Communication Studies Pathway
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Language Studies Pathway

Career Prospects

The intellectual and analytical training provided by this programme equips students with competence in academic work and gives them a practical foundation in a range of skills which will be useful in careers such as commerce, human resources, education, government and public administration, as well as being helpful in professions like social work and social administration.

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Quantitative Analysis I or Mathematics with Applications
  • Information Technology and Application
  • English for Arts and Humanities


Year 1

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Basics of Sociology

Year 2

  • Social Sciences Research Methods

Behavioural Science Theme (with focus on Psychology)

  • Human Behaviour and Social Environment
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Introduction to Positive Psychology

Gerontology Theme

  • Aging and Gerontology
  • Social Policy and Administration
  • Sociology of Health
  • Working with Older People

Politics and International Studies Theme

  • Government and Politics of Hong Kong
  • Introduction to Chinese Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations

Social Welfare and Social Administration Theme

  • Contemporary Social Work and Social Welfare
  • Human Behaviour and Social Environment
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Social Policy and Administration

Sociology Theme

  • Class and Inequality
  • Hong Kong Society
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Social Policy and Administration


Year 1

(Choose Two courses from the following, at least ONE from each domain)

Reasoning & Science

  • Ideas that Shaped the Modern World
  • Energy and Environment
  • Food and the Body

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • From Revolution to Modernisation: A History of Modern China

Year 2

(Choose Two courses from the following, at least ONE from each domain)

Humanities and Arts

  • The Process of Theatre Making
  • Applied Ethics

Global Issues and Development

  • Social Institutions and Everyday Life
  • Global and Local Cultures

Hui Ngai Hung, Rainbow
Hui Ngai Hung, Rainbow
  • 2015-16 Associate of Social Sciences (Global and China Studies)
  • Offer received: CUHK Global Studies
  • Offer received: CityU Asian and International Studies
  • Offer received: CityU Environmental Studies
  • Offer received: CityU Public Policy and Politics

Don’t think about the DSE anymore! What you need to do now is prepare yourself well to accept the challenges and opportunities in HKU SPACE CC. To obtain a good result in CC, the methods are quite simple. These include reading extensively after lessons, searching for online resources and directly asking lecturers any questions you may have (they are extremely nice!). This is a new chapter in your life so you must try your best to strive for more knowledge and obtain the very best results you are capable of getting. HKU SPACE CC Social Sciences is the best choice! Trust me!