Master of Social Sciences (intake at Autumn 2023 or afterwards)

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Master of Social Sciences
 
Features
  • This master programme is the first postgraduate programme offered by a local tertiary institution that provides integrated training in criminology, economics, psychology and political science from the perspective of social sciences
  • Provides advanced training in various social sciences disciplines, such as economics, psychology, sociology and politics science, in order for students to reflect on social sciences issues from different academic viewpoints
  • Trains social sciences practitioners with sound knowledge in theory and practice to help people, organizations and communities develop innovative solutions, and to accomplish excellence in undertaking research in social sciences
  • Provides postgraduate education and training in public and social policy analysis and governance with economic, psychology and political science emphases
  • Graduates will be particularly competitive in the job market for positions directly or indirectly related to social research in both private and public sectors.
 
Learning outcomes
 
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
  • Explain global, social and human issues from multiple perspectives of social sciences;
  • Conduct rigorous analysis of acute global, social and human issues with appropriate research methods in social sciences;
  • Apply the theoretical accounts of economics, sociology, public governance and/or psychology for a critical understanding of acute global, social and human issues; and
  • Evaluate the contributions and limitations of different social research methodologies in social sciences.
 
Programme structures and contents#
 
Students must successfully complete 30 credits, including the following two common core courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
SOSC 8001AEF
Social Science Perspectives
社會科學導論
6
49
SOSC 8002AEF
Social Research Methods and Applications
社會研究方法與應用
6
49
 
Students are also required to complete 18 credits from the following elective courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
ECON 8001AEF
Economic Analysis in Global Market
環球市場經濟分析
3
25
ECON 8002AEF
Econometrics and Applied Statistics
計量經濟學及應用統計學
3
25
ECON 8003AEF
Economic Development in Global Economy
世界經濟大勢下的經濟發展
3
25
ECON 8004AEF
Economic Analysis in Public Policy
公共政策的經濟分析
6
49
ECON 8005AEF
Data Science for Public Policy Analyst
公共政策分析師的數據科學
3
25
GAPG 8001AEF
International Relations: Theories and Practices
國際關係:理論與實踐
3
25
GAPG 8002AEF
Exploring Global Issues
探索全球議題
3
25
GAPG 8003AEF
Global Political Economy: Theories and Key Issues
全球政治經濟:理論與關鍵議題
3
25
GAPG 8004AEF
Society and Culture in the Era of Globalization
全球化下的社會和文化
3
25
GAPG 8005AEF
Greater China: Governance and Politics
大中華:管治與政治
3
25
GAPG 8006AEF
Global Governance
全球管治
3
25
PSYC 8001AEF
Psychology for Work I: Assessment, Selection and Development
職場心理學I:測試、篩選及發展
3
25
PSYC 8002AEF
Psychology for Consumer Studies
消費心理學
6
49
PSYC 8003AEF
Psychology for Decision-Making
決策心理學
6
49
PSYC 8004AEF
Psychology for Work II: Organizational Behaviour
職場心理學II:組織行為
3
25
SOCI 8001AEF
Crime and Criminology
罪案與犯罪學
3
25
SOCI 8002AEF
Punishment, Prison, and Penology
懲罰、監獄和刑罰學
3
25
SOCI 8003AEF
Essentials of Social Policy Studies
會政策研究的基礎
3
25
SOCI 8004AEF
Key Issues in Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究主要課題
3
25
SOCI 8005AEF
Criminology and Social Welfare
犯罪學與社會福利
3
25
SOCI 8006AEF
Criminal Justice and Selected Crime Issues
刑事司法專題探討
3
25
 
# The above course arrangements are subject to revision without prior notice.