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

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

  • Studies the shaping and sharing of power, including its uses, acquisition, and distribution in both domestic and international contexts;
  • Covers Hong Kong and Chinese politics, Asian international relations and regional security, international political economy, international and comparative politics, public policy and governance, political theory and political behavior;
  • Cultivates students’ critical spirit which allows them to challenge traditional ideas about “who gets what, when and how” in a changing world;
  • courses taught by the Lingnan University Government and International Affairs 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 Government and International Affairs offer a variety of internship and exchange opportunities for undergraduate students. The Office of Global Education, 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 Government and International Affairs provide students with the opportunity to participate in internships in non-governmental organizations in Hong Kong.