|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 72 (local students)
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Dr Jermain LAM
BA W. Ontario, MA Manitoba, PhD HKU
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The aims of the major in Public Policy and Politics (PPP) are to:
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.
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.
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.
Students are required to take courses to fulfil the University's requirements, such as Gateway Education, University Language and College Requirement courses. Students majoring in Public Policy and Politics are also required to take foundation courses in their first year of study. For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue.
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, the Housing Authority, Hospital Authority and Airport Authority. Some teach in secondary schools and some go 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.
Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University for students in Public Policy and Politics (Politics Stream)
Students in the Public Policy and Politics Programme (Politics stream) may apply for admission to the Joint Degree Programme. Students admitted to the Joint Degree Programme will spend their first two years at City University of Hong Kong and stay at Columbia University for their third and fourth years. Upon graduation, students will receive two degrees: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics conferred by City University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science conferred by Columbia University.
For alumni sharing, please visit http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/pol/alumni.asp
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.
Housing and Urban Studies stream: Accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Housing and the Chartered Institute of Hong Kong.