BSocSc Criminology

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1355
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 2 years for Advanced Standing II
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Major Leader
Dr Lena Yueying ZHONG
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Our Target

This major produces graduates with a broad multi-disciplinary knowledge base in criminology and professional competence in criminal justice and security management, including theories of crime; causes of criminal behaviour; crime prevention strategies; policing and security; services for offenders, ex-offenders and victims; and other relevant professional skills.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

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

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

Start Your Career Here

Graduates will be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to work on offender rehabilitation, victim protection, risk and security management, and conflict resolution and mediation in a wide range of work settings including government agencies (e.g. the Hong Kong Police Force, the Correctional Services Department and the Immigration Department), schools, non-governmental organisations, and security or risk management departments in private companies.

What You Will Be Studying

This major provides undergraduate education and training in the following areas:

  • knowledge of criminology and criminal justice;
  • knowledge of the causes of criminal behaviour and strategies of crime prevention;
  • professional skills in providing services to youth, delinquents, offenders, ex-offenders and victims; and
  • the skills to function effectively in the fields of policing, security, corruption prevention, correctional services and conflict resolution.


For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, 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

This is the only UGC-funded undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to provide comprehensive training in the discipline of Criminology.