Associate of Social Science







Mr. LEE Kim Ming

Programme Leader, ASOCSC

Email: kmlee@uow.edu.au



Programme Intended Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts and theories in social science that explain human, societal and global phenomena;
  • Examine the major socio-political, cultural and economic issues affecting human behaviours in the local, national, regional and global contexts;
  • Analyze major human and social issues in contemporary society through inter-disciplinary studies, including major ideas in arts and humanities, and science and technology;
  • Use various data collection methods and apply information technologies to analyze and present data;
  • Apply effective communication skills in relating with a variety of people and identify areas for personal growth and professional development.

Further Studies Pathways

The table below is not exhaustive. It lists examples of bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions and UOWCHK/UOW which have admitted our past graduates from Associate of Social Science. Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.


University of Wollongong

  • Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies

UOW College Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation

City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Sociology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work

Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy and Administration

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Gender Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Liberal Studies Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Education (Honours) (Greater China Studies)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Environmental Studies

The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Social Data Science
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences

Career Prospects

  • Graduates from this programme are competent to work in junior level management positions in various fields, including human resources, business and management, media, health care, customer services, social service, and so forth.

Main Subject Areas

The Associate of Social Science programme exposes students to core ideas in different disciplines of social sciences and helps them acquire social research skills to investigate into an area of interest.

In Year One, students study the following foundation and generic courses:

  • Sociology
  • Introduction to Political Studies
  • Economics for Social Studies
  • Trends and Transformation in World Affairs
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

In Year Two, students take three generic courses: Social Research, Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future, and China in 21st Century. In addition, students choose to study four courses from the following six electives:

  • Governance in the Global Age
  • Justice and Society
  • Society and Economy
  • Comparative Politics
  • Urban Society & Global Cities
  • Culture and Identity

General Education Courses

Four courses to be chosen from all of the following domains:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • Society and Organisations

Programme Specific Entrance Requirements

No programme-specific entrance requirement


Mode of Study

Two-year full-time


Contact Us

Kowloon Tong Main Campus

FW 433, 4/F,

Festival Walk Tower

80 Tat Chee Avenue

Kowloon Tong Hong Kong

[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]

Telephone: (852) 3442 9764

Fax: (852) 3442 0162

E-mail: sc_msg@cityu.edu.hk