|Year of Entry||2018|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences* (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target||
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 116
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
*Retitled from Department of Applied Social Sciences from 1 July 2018.
JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Social and Behavioural 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
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.
The new four-year curriculum allows students to gain in-depth knowledge through major studies, and diversify students’ learning through GE courses, electives and optional minors. Here in SS, we have Departmental requirements in the first year of the curriculum, which exposes students to the three major disciplines prior to major declaration, giving students the opportunity to make a more informed decision on their choice of major. As well as the three courses which make up the departmental requirements, SS also offers students the opportunity to get involved in non-credit bearing course, which help students with the adjustment to university life.
BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
This major aims to equip degree-level graduates with broad knowledge of criminology and sociology; and with professional competence to conduct criminological and sociological research to solve problems at the organizational, community, societal, national, and international levels, with a particular interest in protecting the public and maintaining Hong Kong's status as one of the safest cities in the world. Students will procure the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake managerial and executive responsibilities in a wide range of professions, including policing, crime prevention, security services, correctional services, conflict resolution, social analysis, societal planning, marketing research, and the operation of non-governmental organisations. Ample opportunities are provided for students to develop an interest in discovery and innovation to benefit society through crime control and reduction, and societal development and improvement through the application of various sociological practices.
For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue (Note: The catalogue for the 2017 cohort is for reference only. The 2018 catalogue will be published around July 2018.).
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Students in this major will be able to take a certain number of courses in both criminology and sociology and will thus have a broadened exposure to theories and skills training in both disciplines. This broad knowledge base will surely strengthen the employability of graduates. Sample areas of employment for our graduates include positions in law enforcement agencies (e.g. Hong Kong Police Force, Correctional Services Department, Customs and Excise Department, Immigration Department, and Fire Services), schools and universities, non-governmental organisations, security or risk management departments in private companies, research institutes and marketing research firms, media industries, and public relations firms.
|What You Will Be Studying||
Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:
This is the only UGC-funded undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to provide comprehensive training in the disciplines of Criminology and Sociology.
Dr CHAN Heng Choon, Oliver
BA (Psychology); MA (Forensic Psychology); PhD (Criminology)