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What will I learn?

Our programme provides all-round training in political science. The subject is comprised of three primary specialisms including politics, public administration and international relations. The programme offers more than eighty courses and is renowned for its diversity of courses that encompasses the area of global politics. The courses cover political, economic and social issues in different parts of the world and enable students to foster an enhanced global vision and mindset for the future.

PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

Comparative politics

  • Greater China
  • International relations
  • Political theory
  • Public administration and policy
  • Research component: independent studies, graduation thesis and seminars

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Committed to fostering critical thinking among students through tutorials, seminars and thesis courses
  • Partner with University of Warwick and University of Westminster in the United Kingdom and Waseda University in Japan in offering short-term overseas study opportunities
  • Student-led STAR project offers internship opportunities to students
  • Strong departmental debate team which represents CUHK in competing with other universities

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our graduates are equipped with important transferrable skills such as conducting environmental scanning, delivering public speeches, writing policy briefs as well as collecting and analysing data for various purposes. Our graduates are found in different sectors in Hong Kong and overseas, including government, public sector, business, legal services, mass media and education.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.0
TOEFL (iBT): 80
Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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