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Bachelor of Social Science (B.S.Sc.) in Sociology The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Course info


Sociology studies how social processes shape the modern world at levels of institutions, organisations, intergroup and interpersonal networks. Sociologists, through scientific methods, examine global and societal phenomenon: migration, crime, stratification, education, sexuality, civil societies and lately human consequences of climate change. Sociological research provides empirical foundations for public policies.


Stretching out – flexible programme design and numerous scholarships and internship opportunities

• Empowering – cross disciplinary knowledge: BSSc (Sociology)-Juris Doctor double degree; Sociology-Journalism and Communication double major; three concentrations

• Enthusiastic teachers – small study group mentoring; pedagogical innovation with eLearning platform and mobile-assisted learning

• Knowledgeable – QS ranked 6th in Asia, 40th in World; surveys and statistics, ethnography, conversational analysis; graduate thesis


Training in sociology integrates abstract thinking, scientific research skills, care and concern for society. Sociology graduates have strong curiosity towards the changing world and are professionally equipped with transferable skills to analyse complex issues.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Social Science (B.S.Sc.) in Sociology.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

HK$145,000.00 (13,68,510) per year


02 Sep, 06 Jan


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement 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.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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