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Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences encompasses the Department of Applied Psychology, the Department of Economics, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Sociology and Social Policy.


Undergraduate Programme

We offer a unique Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Programme that provides students with different degrees of specialisation and interdisciplinary training.  Our Programme is an integral part of the University’s mission to become an internationally recognised liberal arts university. We emphasise interdisciplinary training in the social sciences and offer students the choice to major in one of the four social sciences disciplines or in one of the two interdisciplinary streams. At the same time, students can opt for a Concentration. As such, students have the opportunity to study a variety of courses in any of the social sciences disciplines as well as courses on local, regional and global affairs. We aim to provide our students with a broad and coherent intellectual base for understanding various contemporary economic, political, psychological and social issues, especially those related to public and social policy. Through service-learning, field trips, exchange programmes and guest lectures/seminars, students have opportunities to experience the practical and theoretical integration of the courses. We believe such a broad-based training will prepare our students well to face the challenges of the ever fast-changing world environment.


Discipline Majors

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Interdisciplinary Streams

  • Social and Public Policy Studies
  • International Economy and Politics
  • Health and Social Services Management



  • Counselling Psychology
  • Smart Cities and Digital Society


Research Postgraduate Programmes

Our MPhil/PhD Programmes in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and/or Social Policy nurture research postgraduate students from around the globe.


Taught Postgraduate Programmes

The Faculty also offers taught postgraduate programmes to cater to the needs of different students.


Department of Applied Psychology


Department of Economics


Department of Political Science


Department of Sociology and Social Policy


Research and Knowledge Transfer

Over the years, our faculty members have established expertise in relevant subject areas.  Strategic research and knowledge transfer projects stretching from economic and financial development issues, social policy, gerontology, public policy, international relations and occupational psychology have gained local and international recognitions.