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As an IMCSP graduate, you have a wide choice of career options. There are 20+ professions in the public, private and related third sector open to you in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

Default professions and the related sector

The IMCSP programme will train you to become a social policy researcher possibly employed by the government as a civil servant, a think tank, a local or international NGO, a political party, or university research centre.

After completing the IMCSP programme, your acquired expertise will also enable you to become a journalist, a film producer or school teacher. Careers in social work or further study in an MPhil or PhD programme are also high-quality options.

Meet some of our IMCSP alumni:


"Currently, I work in the insurance industry, and what I learned in the IMCSP programme is very helpful for my work indeed. To some extent, it was the study of my IMCSP capstone project that made me determined to join this profession. Many people think that insurance is mainly a sales job. Yet, my lessons on elderly care policy and the health policy in the IMCSP Programme made me understand the advantages and disadvantages of social policies in different regions. Now, I care about my clients and always think about how I can use commercial insurance to make up for the deficiencies of social policy in their daily lives. I believe my background in social policy makes me a different professional than my peers in this competitive industry."

Ms LIN Xin, IMSCP Graduate 2019

CHEN Huimin

"Thinking back to my time on the IMCSP Programme, there are so many good memories for me. The programme provided all kinds of different learning opportunities. For me personally, the guest lectures and field visits were particularly valuable because they introduced me to the work of NGOs. This knowledge prepared me to provide professional advice on social issues and policy problems to my employer. I am still very thankful to all the professors on the IMCSP Programme."

Ms CHEN Huimin, IMSCP Graduate 2018

Professions in sectors related to your focused social policy

The knowledge and insights you develop on the IMCSP programme will give you an advantage in industries directly-related to your concentrated policy area. The five critical areas of interest offered by the IMCSP programme and the corresponding employment sectors are:

Employment HR consulting firms, outsourcing firms, etc.
Education universities, community colleges, secondary and primary schools, special needs schools, etc.
Housing property developers, contractors, property management agencies, etc.
Social security nursing homes, medical services providers, etc.
Health public and private hospitals, clinics, speech clinics, Chinese medicine practitioners, etc.

Employment opportunities in professions among these sectors also include public relations (PR), insurance, market research, marketing communications, sales support, human resources (HR), employee communication, etc.

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Professions open to all social science majors including IMCSP

Besides occupations directly related to Social Policy, you will also be qualified to apply for those professions open to all Social Science majors: management consultant, MTs of a property developer, hotel management, retailer, merchandisers, etc.

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Exclusive career support for IMCSP students

The IMCSP programme provides personalised career support to help you win the job you desire. This career support includes:

Background information on the job nature and outlook of all the professions as mentioned above.

Details of the corresponding employers for these professions in Hong Kong.

Support in compiling a compelling CV and cover letter.

Arrangements for you to proactively approach and network with your potential future employer.