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Master of Social Sciences in Health Services Management

About Us

MHSM is co-offered by two units at Lingnan University namely, School of Graduate Studies and Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS)

School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies was founded in 2016 to oversee the development of postgraduate studies programmes. In line with the strategic development goals of Lingnan University 2016-2022, the School of Graduate Studies is charged to collaborate with leading universities and research institutions in the region and beyond to offer strategic regional and international masters and doctoral programmes. For further information about School of Graduate Studies and its other programmes, please visit:

Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS)

The Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) was founded in 1998. It is one of the most vibrant research institutes of Lingnan University. The institute comprises a team which is well-experienced in research and course development and facilitation. In line with Lingnan University’s vision for promoting quality education and expanding research and its impact, APIAS aspires to establish close partnerships with local communities, academia and the policy makers while making an impact in advocacy for a supportive society for all ages particularly the older citizens and their families in Hong Kong as well as the Asia-Pacific region. For more information on APIAS and its activities, please visit:

The programme is delivered collaboratively with other Lingnan University academic departments and research units such as:

  • Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS), Lingnan University: The Centre aims to stimulate greater general interest and understanding of the Asia-Pacific region through the promotion of collaborative projects amongst scholars and experts.
  • Centre for Social Policy and Social Change (SPSC), Lingnan University
  • Department of Applied Psychology, Lingnan University
  • Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Lingnan University
  • Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University
  • Department of Management, Lingnan University

Students also have an opportunity for field activities and practicum through our strong ties with several public and private institutions such as:
  • Haven of Hope Christian Service (HOHSCS), those involved in the intergeneration and communication and health promotion programme
  • Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, Yau On Lutheran Centre for the Elderly
  • Smart City Consortium, Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Social Welfare Department
  • The Hospital Authority of Hong Kong (Tuen Mun Hospital)
  • The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, Tin Shui Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Yuen Long)
  • The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, Tuen Mun District Integrated Services Centre for the Elderly
  • Yan Chai Hospital, Social Services (Tsuen Wan)
  • Yan Oi Tong, Woo Chung District Elderly Community Centre (Tuen Mun)