Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Bachelor of Laws

社會科學學士(公共政策) 與法律學學士


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1122
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Bachelor of Laws
Mode of Study Full time
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme Director
Prof YIP Ngai Ming
BSocSc HKU, PhD York, MCIH, HonFel HKIH, RPHM, RSW
+852 8523 4429 (Phone)
+852 3442 0413 (Fax)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8932 (Phone)
+852 3442 0413 (Fax)



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.


School of Law

The School of Law aspires to be an internationally renowned centre for legal research and teaching in the Asia-Pacific region. The School’s mission is to provide students with an excellent education and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Through co-operation with other law schools and professional organisations, the School aims to foster an environment in which both students and staff can develop and use their legal knowledge, professional skills and expertise for the benefit of the entire Hong Kong community.


Our Target

In terms of its law component the programme aims to :

  1. provide a liberal education in the theory and practice of law at the level and rigour appropriate for an undergraduate degree;
  2. equip students with a critical understanding of law and legal institutions so as to enable them to serve the needs of Hong Kong and the international community; and
  3. facilitate the development of a range of intellectual skills, in particular the ability to think analytically and critically, to solve problems, and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

In terms of its Public Policy component the programme aims to :

  1. provide students with a comprehensive education in the common core theories, concepts, and knowledge bases of public policy, public management, and political science;
  2. enable students to specialize in public policy, public management, or political science for gaining an understanding of the essential theories, principles, dynamics, and analytic approaches of these bodies of knowledge;
  3. equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and analytical tools to understand comprehensively public policy, public management, and political developments in Hong Kong, China, and the contemporary global world;
  4. Produce graduates who can meet effectively the human resources needs of a wide range of public and private sector employers in administrative, management, and policy and political analysis positions, as well as in the media and non-governmental organizations.

The programme also aims in enabling students to develop interdisciplinary approaches to issues of law and public policy.

 


Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme-specific entrance requirements:

  • an overall IELTS band score of 7 or above; OR
  • a TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test) or above; OR
  • score of 6 or above in English Higher/Standard Level in IB Diploma; OR
  • grade B/6 or above in IGCSE First Language English or grade A/7 in IGCSE English as a Second Language; OR
  • grade C or above in HKALE AS Level Use of English; OR
  • level 5 or above in HKDSE English Language; OR
  • other equivalent qualifications.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’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.)


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The double degree programme aims to produce graduates who can meet effectively the human resources needs of a wide range of public and private sector employers in administrative, management, and policy and political analysis positions, as well as in the media and non-governmental organizations.


Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is a recognised qualification for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), a prerequisite for entering the legal profession in Hong Kong.