Department of Applied Social Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)

Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1101
Department of Applied Social Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

23 (Combined figure for programmes 1101, 1298A, 1303A and 1358A)

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Accept Late Applications
No (Local)
Yes (Non-local)
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1101

Department of Applied Social Sciences

The Department of Applied Social Sciences prides itself on its long track record of offering quality education delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members.  “Applied Social Sciences” is the term used to describe the application of social science models and theories to the understanding and analysis of social issues and to the solution of individual and community problems.  It includes the study of counselling, criminology, psychology, social work and sociology.

The Department of Applied Social Sciences offers the following majors:

  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Criminology and Sociology provides students with a broad knowledge of criminology and sociological practice, and professional competence to conduct sociological research to solve problems in organisational, community, societal, national and international contexts. This major is suitable for students with a particular interest in protecting the public and maintaining Hong Kong’s status as one of the safest cities in the world.  Psychology is a scientific study of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Students are provided with comprehensive education in major fields of psychology, including biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, educational, health, personality, and social psychology. They are also offered opportunities to design and conduct psychological research. Social Work is a helping profession that applies knowledge from various disciplines of the social sciences to develop theories and practices. We set out to strengthen and provide support for individuals, families, groups and the community, in problem solving as well as in achieving growth and development.  




Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1101) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Department of Applied Social Sciences. Students will enter a major (current major options: Criminology and Sociology; Psychology; Social Work) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors. 

based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:

  • BSocSc Criminology and Sociology (admission code: 1358A)
  • BSocSc Psychology (admission code: 1298A)
  • BSocSc Social Work (admission code: 1303A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry. 

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements

First-Year Curriculum

During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE), College core and Departmental requirement courses.

Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)