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Ageing Society and Services Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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  • Its multidisciplinary curriculum draws upon applied social studies, economics, politics and public administration as well as psychology. It looks into subject areas covering the effects of ageing on mind and body; generational relations; the economics of healthcare and retirement; social inequality in later-life; as well as related public policy and services development. It equips students with the professional competence, transferable generic skills and critical reflectiveness required in the planning, provision and evaluation of services and support essential to ageing populations in Hong Kong and overseas.
  • Upon graduation, students will be ready to assume administrative and managerial positions in long-term care facilities, health-care institutions, community and social services organizations; and also to serve in government agencies, think-tanks as well as social and business enterprises. This programme also prepares graduates to further their studies in gerontology, ageing studies, social work, nursing, social policy and social development as well as public policy studies in local and overseas institutions

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • University English Writing Skills
  • Foundations of Social Sciences: Political Science
  • Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology
  • Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics
  • Foundations of Social Sciences: Sociology
  • Introduction to Microeconomics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:

  • HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese: Attained  
  • GCE (A-Level /AS-Level) Chinese: Grade E or above  
  • GCE (O-Level)/ GCSE/ IGCSE Chinese: Grade E or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9474 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9474 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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74,166 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
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