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MSocSci in Comparative Social Policy (International) (IMCSP)

We are now accepting applications for the academic year 2019/20, which will start in August 2019.
Length of study: one year full-time or two years part-time.

Due to service maintenance the online application system will be suspended from 9pm on 16 April 2019 (Tuesday) to 9am on 23 April 2019 (Tuesday). Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Three reasons to choose the IMCSP programme

As an IMCSP graduate, you will possess the necessary comparative focus, international outlook, and personal initiative to build your own career in government, think tanks, NGOs, or various private sector occupations:

Develop your comparative skills in the key areas of social policy


  • The IMCSP programme makes the major public policies to address rapidly changing social problems the focal point of your studies.
  • No taught Master’s programme offered by other institutions in Hong Kong incorporates the comparative analysis of social policy, development, and governance similar to the IMCSP programme.

Develop your international network in social policy analysis


  • The IMCSP programme is delivered by international experts working at Lingnan University and benefits from the perspectives of leading international experts in guest lectures, workshops and regional field visits.
  • Students have the opportunity to join an international pathway to study for one term in the Department of Social Policy & Social Work, University of York, as part of its MA on Comparative and International Social Policy.
    前往英国约克大学(University of York) 交流学习一学期

Develop your personal career in social policy design and advocacy


  • All students benefit from personal career advice and tailored support to identify, and approach their dream employer in making a positive contribution to the well-being of people and many sectors of society.

Please click here to read a short interview with the IMCSP programme director.