BSocSc International Relations and Global Affairs

社會科學學士(國際關係及全球事務)


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1102
BSocSc International Relations and Global Affairs
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Admissions Tutor
Dr Yuk Wah CHAN
Programme Leader
Dr Federico FERRARA
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For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1102




Department of Public International Affairs

The Department of Public and International Affairs is a multidisciplinary department with a multinational faculty and a strong international orientation. With faculty members graduating from many of the world’s top universities and with a commitment to leading edge research and high quality teaching, the Department can lay a strong claim to be the leading department in its field in the region.


Our Target

This major explores Asia’s significance in contemporary world politics and Hong Kong’s strategic positions within China, Asia and the world. It aims to develop students’ knowledge of the socio-political, economic and cultural changes occurring in Asian countries and to situate them in the broader international context. Students will learn to contemplate Asia's increasingly significant roles in world affairs and examine these roles with both theoretical and practical analytical tools. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum and social research training, the major seeks to equip students with analytical skills that are of great value to organizations in different administrative and economic sectors throughout Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. In addition, it enhances students’ critical reasoning and problem-solving skills, and will deepen their regional and global perspectives.


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

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


Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this program (admission code: 1102) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations and Global Affairs program.

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

  • BSocSc International Relations and Global Affairs (admission code: 1327A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.


First-Year Curriculum

For details of the program’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue.

(Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)

 


Bonus Features

  • This major is the first and only program in Hong Kong to focus on the increasingly important Asian region in this Asian age.
  • It strengthens students’ international perspectives.
  • Four-year degree students enrolled at the City University of Hong Kong have a chance to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University during their second year.  Students admitted to the Joint Program will earn two bachelor degrees, awarded by the two universities.
  • It is staffed by scholars conducting field-based research in Asian countries and provides students with up-to-date and in-depth regional knowledge.
  • It features opportunities for students to join overseas exchange programs and field trips to different countries in and beyond Asia to broaden their horizons.
  • PIA’s internship program offers on-site job training in a number of fields, such as non-government organizations, marketing and research firms, private companies, media sectors, political parties and policy consultancy agencies.

Did You Know?

Our graduates have obtained jobs in teaching positions at all levels, as well as jobs in the private sector, such as editors, non-governmental organization workers, journalists, public-relations personnel, researchers, management trainees, etc.