What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in China Studies Programme has been launched since 1989 with the purpose of training well-rounded China specialists for Hong Kong. The Programme is unique in the sense that it is the first one of its kind at the undergraduate level in Hong Kong integrating China Studies with four disciplines of Economics, Geography, History and Sociology. By choosing one of the disciplines as their Concentration and taking elective courses offered by another three disciplines, the Programme enables students to gain knowledge of Mainland China broadly across disciplines and in depth from a specific field. At the same time, students will be able to develop their critical and analytical abilities, enhance their written and spoken communication skills and their proficiency in Putonghua.

Unique Features
A distinctive feature of the Programme is the Summer Sojourn Programme for all students who have to spend 4 weeks at Tsinghua University (TU), Beijing at the end of their third study year. The Programme consists of four parts, including:
1) An immersion course in Putonghua;
2) Seminars in Contemporary China by government officials, famous Chinese scholars and experts;
3) Trips and visits to places of particular interest to the four Concentrations; and
4) Research project with academic supervision.

Choices of Major Programme

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Sociology

Students are admitted to the China Studies programme without a specific discipline option and have a common foundation curriculum in the first year. At the end of the first year, they will be allowed to choose and join one concentration through an internal competitive application procedure.

Career Opportunities
Graduates have specific potential for careers in China-related business and prepare for a wide variety of professional careers in business, government, administration, education, the media and community service. Students also pursue postgraduate studies after graduation.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 17,850) per year
Start date

4 September 2019


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have US High School Graduation Diploma; and 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)

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