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Associate of Geography

Programme Code: AD 125 3416 6338 2305 5315 ageo@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : AD 125

Associate of Geography
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Programme Aims & Features

‘Everything has to do with Geography, and Geography has to do with everything’.

Geography is a multi-disciplinary field which incorporates concepts and techniques from Social and Natural Sciences to study the interrelationships between people and their environment and the interaction of people. The Associate of Geography programme is designed to provide a balanced mix of human and natural geography, which is an ideal gateway for those who would like to further their studies in Geography-related degree programmes.

Opportunities for Further Studies

Graduates who want to pursue higher education will be eligible to apply for UGC-funded and self-funded Geography-related bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local universities. Below are some examples*:

The University of Hong Kong
BSocSc Geography

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSocSc Geography and Resource Management
BSocSc Global Studies

The Hong Kong Baptist University
BSocSc Geography & BEd Liberal Studies Teaching
BSocSc Geography

The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd Geography
BSocSc Global and Environmental Studies

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to various
degree programmes offered by the HKU SPACE International College .

Career Prospects

Geography is a multi-disciplinary field, and thus graduates of the programme have a very wide spectrum of career choices in various sectors, such as business and finance, government, education, social services, and travel and tourism. Besides, graduates after pursuing advanced professional degrees may be able to practise in various sectors which include education, urban planning, environmental management, and transport and logistics.

GENERIC SKILLS
Year 1
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
Year 2
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Arts and Humanities
  • Quantitative Analysis I
Experiential Learning
  • Land and People in Hong Kong:  A Field Survey
SPECIALISM

Core

Year 1

  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Sustainable Development in a Globalising World
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Physical Geography

Year 2

  • Urban Planning for Smart and Sustainable Cities
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Globalising China: Economic Reforms and the People
  • Environment and Resource Management
CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
Compulsory Course
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
Culture, Media and Society (Choose one from the below)
  • Exploring Hong Kong through Film and Popular Music
  • Global and Local Cultures: Perspectives and Lenses to Examine Communities and Self
  • Global Issues and Everyday Life
  • In Dialogue with Politics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong
Perspectives in Arts and Humanities (Choose one from the below)
  • Arts and Life: A Journey of Appreciation and Creation
  • Histories, Societies and Identities: Connecting the Past to the Present
  • In Dialogue with Humanity
  • Renewal and Regeneration: China Facing the World
  • Representation of People in Popular Art Forms
Scientific and Technological Literacy (Choose one from the below)
  • Energy and Environment
  • Global Technology
  • Health, Technology and Society
  • Healthy Living
  • Thinking about Science
Leung Yan Lam Ernest
Leung Yan Lam Ernest
  • 2020-21 Associate of Geography
  • The University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Arts

Through studying Geography at the HKU SPACE CC, I have achieved satisfactory academic results, allowing me to have an opportunity to fulfill my dream. It is because the teachers at HKU SPACE CC are very helpful and friendly. We can privately book consultation sessions with them if we encounter any difficulties. One unforgettable experience is that my group booked the consultations several times before submitting the group project in the sustainable development course. The lecturer did not mind, and she kindly gave us helpful feedback after proofreading our plan. Eventually, we got an A grade in this proposal, and we are thankful to her. In short, the friendly lecturers assist me in gaining a deeper understanding of complex knowledge. Therefore, I receive excellent grades in different courses and have the opportunity to study my favourite programme at the University of Hong Kong.

Lam Wing Fung
Lam Wing Fung
  • 2016-18 Associate of Social Sciences
  • Education University of HK, Bachelor of Education in Geography

HKU SPACE CC provided me with the knowledge that facilitated my learning journey in EdUHK. I have learnt a lot of useful concepts and critical thinking skills that can be utilised in my university studies. Most importantly, the biggest benefit of studying at HKU SPACE CC was equipping me with the knowledge and attitude to explore the things around me. Everything can inspire you when studying at HKU SPACE CC, and you will become an active observer of nature without being ashamed of asking for the professional and academic advice from the kind lecturers. At CC, if you can dream it, you can do it.