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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Programme combines a core curriculum, bespoke language training, and Social Science foundation courses together with Major required and elective courses and free electives.

The following summary table describes the programme structure for students who pursue the programme on a full-time four-year basis. More details about the programme structure can be found here. More information about Lingnan University’s Core Curriculum and Language Training is also available.


Course Category Total Number of Credits
Core Curriculum

Common Core


Cluster Course


English Language


Chinese Language/Putonghua

Social Sciences Foundation 12
Major Required Courses 12*
Major Elective Courses 21
Junior Research Project 3
Free Electives 27
Total 120

*For Majors in Psychology and International Economy and Politics: Required Courses: 15 Credits; Elective Courses: 18 Credits.


Minor Programmes

In addition to our Majors, students may register for one or two Minor Programme(s). Details of the Minor Programmes offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and other Faculties/Units can be found here


Minor Programmes


Course offerings

The four Departments (Department of Applied Psychology, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Social Policy) under the Faculty of Social Sciences contribute courses for the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Programmes. To browse the current courses on offer please follow the links below:


Economics (ECON) | Political Science (POL) | Psychology (PSY) | Sociology (SOC) 

Social Sciences (SSC) | Health and Social Services Management (HSM)


The descriptions for all courses offered at Lingnan University can be found here.




Applied Psychology


Political Science

Sociology & Social Policy

Information for Prospective Students


Taught Postgraduate

Research Postgraduate



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