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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Government and International Affairs (Formerly Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Political Science)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Government and International Affairs Overview

  • Cultivating students’ thorough understanding about the uses, acquisition, and distribution of power;
  • Fostering students' analytical skills which allow them to meet the challenges in a complex and rapidly-changing world;
  • courses covering the areas of Chinese politics, Hong Kong politics, East Asian politics, comparative politics, international politics, public policy, political behaviour, and domestic politics and international relations of Asia Pacific;
  • courses taught by the Lingnan University Political Science department faculty members with a prominent publication record in the aforementioned subfields.

Career prospects

Through challenging courses, research and seminars, our undergraduate students investigate political issues from different perspectives and acquire solid knowledge and analytical skills to meet the needs of the rapidly changing world. Our alumni have used their knowledge and skills in different careers such as working in the government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Some of them have chosen to pursue postgraduate studies in prestigious institutions in Hong Kong and abroad.

Internship/Exchange opportunities

The University and the Department of Political Science offer a variety of internship and exchange opportunities for undergraduate students. The Office of Global Education and Interdisciplinary Studies, for example, seeks to provide over 80 percent of students with the opportunity to study abroad or in the Mainland China for one academic term or in summer/winter programs. Some courses offered by the Department of Political Science provide students with the opportunity to participate in internships in non-governmental organizations in Hong Kong.