BSocSc Public Policy and Politics

社會科學學士(公共政策與政治)


Year of Entry 2020
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1276A
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
2 Jan 2020 (Local & Non-local)
Major Director
Dr Jermain LAM
BA W. Ontario, MA Manitoba, PhD HKU
+852 3442 8761 (Phone)
+852 3442 0413 (Fax)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8920 (Phone)
+852 3442 0413 (Fax)
For Housing & Urban Studies Stream
+852 3442 8917



Our Target

The aims of the major in Public Policy and Politics (PPP) are to:

  • provide students with a comprehensive education in the common core theories, concepts, and knowledge bases of public policy, public management, and political science;
  • enable students to specialise 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;
  • 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; and
  • 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 organisations.

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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 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.

 

HKDSE students will apply for admission to first-year studies (JS1108) through JUPAS.


Start Your Career Here

The major in Public Policy and Politics produces graduates who can effectively meet the human resources needs of a wide range of public and private sector employers in administrative, management, policy and political analysis positions.


What You Will Be Studying

You will specialise in one stream to study out of three:

  • Housing and Urban Studies
  • Politics
  • Public Management

 

The Housing and Urban Studies stream studies housing policy, urban policy, housing management, law for housing studies, property management, housing economics and finance, building services and technology, and urban planning.

The Politics stream studies Hong Kong and Chinese politics, comparative government, international relations, democracy and democratisation, and ethics in government.

The Public Management stream focuses on human resources management, financial resources management, organisational behavior in public management, management ethics, and public policy ethics.

 

A number of electives will also be offered to PPP students to enrich their learning in the subject discipline.


Department of Public Policy

The Department of Public Policy (POL) 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, it can lay strong claim to be the leading department in its field in the region.

「公共政策與政治」提供一個對公共政策,管理及政治的全面教育課程,包括核心理論,概念和實踐知識。學生可根據學習興趣及未來職業發展選擇修讀與公共政策,管理及政治有關的科目,擴濶和加深理解香港,中國和全球在這些範疇的發展。畢業生可任職公共及私營機構,傳媒和非公營機構,從事行政,人力和資源的管理工作,成為出色的行政及管理專業人士。
 


Curriculum

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue (Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020).


Did You Know?

The PPP Major equips graduates for successful careers in a wide range of administration, management, politics, and policy positions in both the public and private sectors.  PPP graduates work as administrative officers and executive officers in various government departments.   Some also work as administrators and managers in public organisations such as universities, public hospitals, Housing Authority, Hospital Authority, and Airport Authority.  Some teach in secondary school and some have gone on to work as anchors and reporters in the news media.  Many of our graduates find employment in the private sector in the fields of public transport, banking, financial services, and property management.


Alumni Sharing

For alumni sharing, please visit http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/pol/alumni.asp


Student Exchange/Internship

The Department of Public Policy sends a large number of PPP students to overseas universities in Europe, Australia, United States, Canada, and Asia for exchange study. The Department has achieved an impressive record in securing of international exchange places with universities in Europe, North America and Australia. The Department also provides internship to PPP students to gain practical working experience in a wide range of both public and private organizations. This helps the career planning of PPP students. Apart from these, POL summer schools are very popular among PPP students for spending a summer in a foreign setting. Various field trips and study tours to different places are organized by faculty in different courses to broaden the horizons of PPP students to enable them to compare and evaluate the practices of public policy and the operation of government in different countries.


Professional Recognition

Housing and Urban Studies Stream: Accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.