BSocSc Applied Sociology

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1315
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 2 years
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader
Dr Ho Wing Chung
PhD. (SOAS, London U)
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Our Target

This major provides graduates with advanced knowledge of sociology and equips them with professional social research skills that help people, organisations and communities to solve their problems through innovation and the competent management of services within organisations.

Start Your Career Here

Sample areas of employment for our graduates include research positions in Universities, private research institutes and marketing research firms, media industries, government departments, non-government organisations, insurance companies and public relations firms.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.

What You Will Be Studying


Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:

  • describe the key concepts and theories in sociological practice and define the interaction between theory and practice;
  • acquire solid social research knowledge and skills training; and
  • integrate programme experiences that facilitate the work of Applied Sociologists.


Core courses (12 courses):

(a) Sociology and Social Sciences:

Basic Sociology

Basic Psychology I

Social Problems and Interventions

Applied Sociological Theory

Political Sociology

Complex Organisations

 (b) Social Research:

Social Statistical and Research Methods

Applied Data Analysis and Interpretation

Applied Quantitative Research Methods

Applied Qualitative Research Methods

 (c) Practice for Discovery and Innovation:

Professional Internship in Applied Sociology

Independent Study in Applied Sociology


Elective courses (3 courses):

Students need to study 3 out of the following 8 elective courses:

  1. Sociology and Social Sciences:

Sociology of Family

Economic Sociology

Social Risk Analysis

Social Capital and Sustainable Development

Social Psychology

  1. Social Research:

Public Opinion Polling

Programme Planning and Evaluation

Issues in Applied Social Research


For details about the courses, please refer to the Departmental homepage:




For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)

Bonus Features

Internships that feature the solution-oriented application of sociology and social research skills within a business/NGO setting, overseas or local, for no less than 400 hours to gain career-related learning experience and strengthen employability and professional practice before graduation.

Did You Know?

Our Department has twice won the Maximising Students' Learning Award and five of our staff members have won CityU's Teaching Excellence Award.