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What will I learn?

This is a five-year full-time Double Degree programme. It will provide students with knowledge and skills in the academic discipline of Sociology and a recognized teaching qualification for teaching of Liberal Studies in schools. Graduates from the programme will be well prepared for teaching but will also be able to enter other careers such as business, personnel management and the civil service.


The aims of the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology are:

  • To illuminate the complex patterns of relationships among I individuals, groups, and larger social structures in a cross-cultural perspective;
  • To enhance the understanding of continuities and changes at the local, regional and global levels;
  • To provide a comprehensive and integrated understanding of Chinese cultures and societies;
  • To enable students to appreciate the complexities of Hong Kong society in all its manifestations;
  • To cultivate abilities and creativity in independent research and theoretical investigation;
  • To develop critical thinking skills adequate for academic inquiry and everyday problem-solving;
  • To enable students to acquire and apply such transferable practical skills as problem identification, argument formulation, evidence gathering, analytical logic, teamwork, information technology and communication ability suitable for a wide variety of professional careers in civil service, social service, education and business sectors.
  • To encourage an enthusiasm for life-long learning which in some instances will lead to postgraduate studies;
  • To train students to appreciate and respect human diversity, and recognize the significance of cultural and social differences;
  • To enable students to conduct and complete a research project independently.

The aims of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Liberal Studies Teaching are:

  • To develop in students personal qualities that support teachers’ daily work and professional development. These personal qualities include interpersonal effectiveness, creativity, self-understanding, as well as the motivation and the readiness for self-reflection and self-improvement;
  • To develop in students a functional knowledge of disciplines which informs educational practices.
  • To develop in students a subject specialisation in schools. This expertise consists of effective strategies for planning, conducting and evaluating Liberal Studies teaching; and
  • To develop in students knowledge essential for effective functioning within the teaching profession and the wider education context. This knowledge encompasses issues on teacher professionalism, educational organisation and management, as well as policy practices.

Upon completion of the Sociology programme, students should be able to:

  • Recognize and explain the complexities of human cultures and societies
  • Describe and explain the patterns of relationships among individuals, groups and larger social structures, in a cross-cultural perspective
  • Analyze the dynamic interactions of various institutions of society as they affect and are affected by social change
  • Work effectively as part of a team, or independently, to make well-organized presentations and produce quality research papers in sociology
  • Recognize and respect the ethics of social research
  • Be active in pursuing knowledge and acquire skills to pursue life-long learning.


The Programme will provide high quality preparation for teaching and teaching-related careers. Graduates will be equipped with a range of skills that will enable them to contribute effectively and flexibly to the changing needs of Hong Kong in the 21st century.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,16,287) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, provided that the duration of the programme should be at least two years in full-time mode. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

Applicants who apply for admission with overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications. Students from other countries should have qualifications equivalent to Hong Kong.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

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


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