Programme Introduction

Pursue a career in a rich variety of fields 

If you are interested in studying human behaviour and society or wish to become a future leader in public service, education, or industry and commerce, this four-year programme is for you. You will have the freedom to choose your own path and test your knowledge through internships and academic exchange programmes.

Chart your course

Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to choose your own major after one year of studying.

Hands-on experiential learning

Test your knowledge through internships and exclusive overseas exchange programmes.

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What You’ll Study

The flexible programme gives you the freedom to choose your own major after your first year. Select one of five possible core disciplines, including China Studies, Geography, Politics and Public Administration, Social Policy and Social Development, and Sociology.

Add a second major or minor to further enhance your study experience. Possible courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences include Cognitive Science, Counselling, Criminology, Media and Cultural Studies, Psychology, Neuroscience, and Urban Governance.

Alternatively, you also have the option to take a second major or combination of minors in the Faculty of Arts, HKU Business School, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Science.

Additional minors offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences include human resources management and journalism and media studies.

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Exciting Opportunities

The programme prioritises off-campus experiential learning. You will participate in internships or exclusive overseas academic exchange programmes to earn practical experience and enhance your international exposure.

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Career Prospects

Graduates have pursued careers in government, politics, public corporations, community organisations, the media, and the private sector. Alternatively, you may consider pursuing postgraduate studies at renowned universities locally and worldwide.


If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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