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First Year Admission



We are thrilled to announce that the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lingnan University has seen a significant increase in the number of JUPAS applications for its six Majors (Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Government and International Affairs, Health and Social Services Management, and Social and Public Policy Studies) compared to last year.

  • 28% increase in the total application number for the six Majors
  • A combined 36.5% increase in Band A applications


In addition, we are proud to share that three of our Majors have ranked among the TOP 5 most competitive among the 18 Majors offered at Lingnan University this year.


2️⃣ Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Sociology

3️⃣ Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Psychology

4️⃣ Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Economics


Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme, AY2022-23


The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme encourages local businesses and organisations to adopt accessible website and mobile application designs.


We are glad to announce that The Faculty of Social Sciences website has passed all the judging criteria of the award level and attained the Gold Award this year.





Launch of three promotional videos


The Faculty of Social Sciences launched its YouTube Channel on 19 January 2023. (YouTube Channel: Faculty of Social Sciences, Lingnan University)


The Faculty of Social Sciences published three promotional videos on the Faculty YouTube Channel, Faculty webpage and social media platforms. The videos introduce the curricular diversity of our Majors from student and alumni perspectives, focusing on their learning experiences of the exchange programmes, service-learning and internships.


To broaden the appeal of the three promotional videos, different languages were used (English, Cantonese, Putonghua) to enhance their relevancy for other groups of students.



To watch the full videos, please visit:



The Programme had a smooth transition from broad-based to standalone admissions for First-Year-First-Degree (FYFD) Programmes with effect from the 2022 intake. The early signs after the shift towards standalone admissions have been encouraging. The mean admission scores of the six Majors' best five subjects (without relevancy weights) were very satisfactory. Psychology ranked the highest within the Programme and second among all Lingnan Programmes. In addition, Psychology and Sociology were ranked second and third among the top five most competitive programmes in Lingnan. 



The Department of Political Science was renamed the Department of Government and International Affairs. The Department of Applied Psychology was renamed the Department of Psychology. The changes were effective from 1 September 2022 to 1 January 2023.


The Major of Political Science was renamed Government and International Affairs retroactively from the 2019-20 Intake (Year 1) cohort. International Economy and Politics will its name to Global Studies effective from 2024-25 (Year 3) intake onwards.


Department of Government and International Affairs

Email:[email protected]
General Office:WYL202, 2/F, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Enquiries:2616 7608 / 2616 7169


Department of Psychology


Email:[email protected]
General Office:WYL201, 2/F, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Enquiries:2616 7163 / 2616 7378