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Quantitative Social Analysis, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #27 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The BSc in Quantitative Social Analysis program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology prepares students to fulfill the rapidly growing need in the business, government, and non-profit sectors for the analysis of social data and interpretation and presentation of results. 
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Key facts:

  • In all of these sectors, the increasing demand for employees with relevant skills is driven by a rapid growth in the volume and complexity of social data being collected online and offline. 
  • The Quantitative Social Analysis program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology program provides integrated training in social science theory and evidence, statistical methods, the analysis of social data, and the interpretation and presentation of results. This is delivered through required courses that offer foundational training in quantitative methods and social science paradigms, electives that offer advanced methodological training and opportunities for deeper engagement with social science topics, and a capstone project in which students apply their newly learned skills to analyze the topic of their choice. For the social science topics, students choose from a menu of courses in sociology, political science, economics, and other disciplines offered by the Division of Social Science. For the methodological training, students choose from a menu of courses offered by the Division of Social Science, the Department of Mathematics, and other units. 
  • Through this training, students learn how to apply advanced quantitative methods to complex datasets in a way that accounts for the unique challenges associated with the analysis of social data and reflects an understanding of existing social theory and evidence. They learn how to identify a research question, collect and manage complex social data, carry out analysis, and develop, test, and refine hypotheses informed by social science theory.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elementary Statistics for Social Research 
  • Quantitative Social Analysis 
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences 
  • Intermediate Statistics for Social Research 
  • Quantitative Social Analysis Laboratory
  • Accelerated Calculus
  • Multivariate Calculus 
  • Applied Statistics 
  • Probability
  • English Communication for Global China Studies
  • Effective Communication in Business

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Full-time candidates will be considered.
CEF Reimbursement:
  • Hong Kong residents can apply for reimbursement of up to 10.000 HKD. Please contact the University in order to find out what are the conditions for applying to such a programme.
  • Hong Kong Residents; and
  • Have enrolled in and pre-paid the tuition fee for a reimbursable course before the course commences; and
  • Are aged from 18 to 60
  • The applicant must not have obtained any other publicly-funded financial assistance for the same course.

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