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Students who are interested in this Bachelor of Social Sciences  (Geography - Government and International Studies - History - Sociology) (Hons) programme from Hong Kong Baptist University will be admitted through the Broad-based Admission scheme (BAP).  They will be provided with a broad-based social sciences training in their first year of study (Common Year 1 Study Schedule).  Before progressing to Year 2, students will be assigned to one of the following majors by internal applications: 

  • History
  • Geography
  • Government and International Studies
  • Sociology

Career Opportunities

  • BSocSc (Hons) in Geography: 

Commerce/finance, teaching/research, civil service, the media, tourism, administration/management, community/social services, and non-governmental organizations

  • BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies:

Civil service, media, local and international NGOs, social services, academic and commerce

  • BA (Hons) in History:

Teaching, museum and archive work, civil service, cultural affairs, business, the media, publishing, or journalism.

  • BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology:

Careers in NGOs, social research, journalism and media, social services, education, civil services, public relations, marketing, administrative management, and human resources management.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Geography: 
    Students are offered considerable freedom to take a broad spectrum of courses, particularly in their third and final years, when they may choose to concentrate on aspects of either physical or human geography.
  • Government and International Studies:
    These cover political sociology (including political institutions, political culture and political behaviour), government and public policy-making, international relations and political economy, political theory and political thought, and political methodology.
  • History:

The Programme aims to help students develop a holistic perspective of history. It provides a balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on China and the global world.

  • Sociology:

On a foundation of core courses in sociological theory and research, students may choose from a number of elective courses in sociological sub-fields, specializing in different areas of social life. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • English Language Level 3
  • Chinese Language Level 3
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Liberal Studies Level 2
  • 1 Elective Subject Level 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15908 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15908 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4783 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4783 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • HK$42,100 (local)
  • HK$140,000 (non-local)

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.


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Social Sciences (Geography - Government and International Studies - History - Sociology) (Hons)
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