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Associate of Geography

Programme Code: AD 125 3416 6338 2305 5315
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 20/000011/L4
Registration Validity Period:  01/09/2020 to ongoing

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

2023 Overall Progression Rate: 88%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 92%

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

The University of Hong Kong
BA Landscape Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSc (Hons) Public Health
BSocSc (Hons) Geography & Resource Management

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BSc (Hon) Environmental Management & Technology

City University of Hong Kong
BEng Energy Science & Engineering
BSocSc Asian & International Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BEng (Hons) Product & Industrial Engineering
BSc (Hons) Land Surveying & Geo-Informatics
BSc (Hons) Spatial Data Science & Smart Cities

The Hong Kong Baptist University
BSocSc (Hons)
BSocSc (Hons) Geography
BSocSc (Hons) Global & China Studies

Lingnan University of Hong Kong
BSocSc (Hons)

The Education University of Hong Kong
BSc (Hons) Executive Management
BSc (Hons) Integrated Environmental Management
BSocSc (Hons)
BEd (Hons) (Primary) - General 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.

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

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


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
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • Choose THREE courses from the core curriculum
Timothy Cheung
Timothy Cheung
  • BSSc in Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Year 3)

HKU SPACE CC has given me different kinds of geography knowledge, including physical and human geography, which prepared me for studying in the university after two years of study. Field trips were also awesome, and I have widened my horizon. On top of that, the lectures were caring and always gave guidance to us, which also helped us achieve great academic achievement and proceeded to the university. I really enjoyed the journey at CC. 

Law Yuk Shing
Law Yuk Shing
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (Year 3)

I am one of the graduates from this new programme, the curriculum is versatile and well-designed to guide students in learning from scientific, geographical and socio-economic perspectives. This programme aims to offer a multitude of knowledge that can prepare students for future studies and career. 
Not only does the curriculum enlighten my understanding of geography and boost my interest towards it, the lecturers are also extremely excellent and willing to help us. If you are interested in studying geography, please do not hesitate, and apply for the programme right away!

Leung Yan Lam Ernest
Leung Yan Lam Ernest
  • 2020-21 Associate of Geography
  • The University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Arts

I have fulfilled my dream upon achieving satisfactory academic results at HKU SPACE Community College. Teachers are very helpful and friendly. We share our difficulties with teachers during the consultation sessions. I would never forget the guidance that our lecturers have given to us during the 2 years study.  The lecturer always gave us her valuable comments on our assignments and projects so that we could excel in our academics.  In short, the friendly lecturers guided us to get to know more about the subject areas.  Finally I have obtained excellent academic results and progressed to 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.