Undergraduate Programmes (full-time)

School of Arts and Social Sciences Programmes & Courses Undergraduate Programmes (full-time)

Full-time Undergraduate Programmes

Our School offers full-time undergraduate (UG) programmes in a wide spectrum of academic fields in creative arts and media, languages and humanities, and social sciences, with emphasis on theoretical knowledge, practical skills, as well as other learning experiences.


We admit Year 1 students to UG programmes either via the JUPAS for those possess qualifications of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), or direct application for those who have qualifications other than HKDSE (e.g. IB, GCE and NCEE).  Applicants with prior qualifications of Associate Degrees or Higher Diploma may also be considered for Senior Year entry (Year 2 or Year 3).  More information about admission and application could be found at the University's UG admission website.

Programme Structure

The 4-year UG programmes require student to complete a total of 120 credits (2023 Autumn intake and thereafter), comprising major subjects (core or electives courses), English Language Enhancement courses, General Education courses, Outside-discipline courses, and practicum (for particular programme only).  The courses are normally offered in Autumn and Spring terms, with some of them in Summer also.  Details of the programme structure and course offering could be found at our UG programme websites.

Student Enrichment

The School believes that teaching and learning should not be confined within the classroom.  Our teaching staff are committed to provide guidance to students through individual or group consultation.  Students are welcome to discuss with their tutors about their learning, career plan and any other areas concerning their personal growth.

In addition, students are exposed to various enrichment activities, such as overseas exchange and study tours, internships, service learning programmes, research opportunities, and internal and external competitions, etc.

Financial Support

UG programmes offered by A&SS are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies (NMTSS) or Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP).  Besides, the School offered a number of scholarships to support students in joining various enrichment activities.

UG Programmes

Social Sciences


Social Sciences (New Programme)

  • Ageing Society and Services Studies

  • Applied Economics

  • Applied Social Studies

    • Criminology

    • Cultural and Heritage Studies

    • Social Policy and Youth Studies

  • Global and China Studies

  • Politics and Public Administration

Psychology (New Programme)

  • Psychology

  • Counselling Psychology


Ageing Society and Services Studies

Applied Social Studies

  • No specialization
  • Specialization in Criminology
  • Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies
  • Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Economic and Public Policy Analysis

Global and China Studies

Politics and Public Administration


Psychology and Mental Health

Applied Psychology, Business Management (double-degree programme) (jointly offered with Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration)