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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) (for Senior Year admission)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) - Social and Public Policy Studies Overview

  • Studies social and public policies, particularly as they relate to the rapid changes in local, regional and global environments
  • Studies social and economic issues such as ageing and population, gender, employment, housing, health and social welfare
  • Provides inter-disciplinary perspectives that will enhance students’ ability to analyse social and public policy issues and debates

Career prospects

  • Programme/administrative officers in the community and social services in local and international charities and non-governmental organisations (NGO)
  • Standard professions in commerce and industry, such as executives/supervisors in trading, marketing, sales, personnel and management
  • Teachers/educational personnel in the education sector or as civil servants in government

Internship/Exchange opportunities

Department of Economics offered the summer Internship Programme in the past few years for students in ECON/IEP/SPPS majors of the BSocSc (Honours) Pogramme. This year, we offered the “Special Student Support Programme for 2021 Graduates” for graduating students from ECON/IEP/SPPS majors.

Department of Sociology and Social Policy collaborates with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service to offer the “Social Impact Assessment Scheme”. By joining this scheme, students will have the opportunity to work with social enterprises and social startups in Hong Kong. Upon attending training workshops on social entrepreneurship, social innovation, design thinking and other related topics, students learn to assess the effectiveness of social enterprises in making positive impacts on our society. Their study reports also offer an important reference for the government to evaluate its social policies.