Associate of Social Science in Legal Studies







Dr. Li Man Kong, Chris

Programme Leader, ASocScLS

Email: chrismkl@uow.edu.au



Programme Intended Learning Outcome

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

  • Evaluate legal ideas, systems and processes as well as legal issues that impact government, business and personal decisions;
  • Relate social science theories and concepts to the study of law;
  • Relate major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to socio-legal studies;
  • Analyze and synthesize complex information including case laws, legislations and legal arguments in an organized and logical manner;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; and
  • Conduct academic research effectively.

Further Studies Pathways

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


UOW College Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation

City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Sociology

Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Liberal Studies Education

The University of Hong Kong

  • 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, customer services, social service, and so forth.


Main Subject Areas

The Legal Studies programme aims to provide students with knowledge about law and the fundamentals of legal system, equip students with competence to identify, interpret and integrate legal and social science knowledge, and apply them intelligently to practical problems.

In Year One, students study the following foundational social science courses, general education courses and courses about law basics:

  • Sociology
  • Introduction to Political Studies
  • Hong Kong in Transformation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics and Society
  • Social Research
  • Basics of Law
  • Introduction to Legal System
  • Legislature and Legislation
In Year Two, students take core law courses, some more general education courses and an integrative project:
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Crime and Criminal Law
  • Legal Procedure
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Fundamentals of Business Law
  • Law, Rights and Community
  • Ethics and Society
  • Integrative Project

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


Graduates’ Sharing




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

Student Activities

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