|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
18 for the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 78
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Normal Duration of Programme||3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Dr CHAN Heng Choon, Oliver
BA (Psychology); MA (Forensic Psychology); PhD (Criminology)
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 acquire 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.
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 through JUPAS (JS1110, JS1111, JS1112, JS1113).
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.).
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.
This is the only UGC-funded undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to provide comprehensive training in the disciplines of Criminology and Sociology.