An applicant shall hold:
(a) an Associate of Social Sciences/ Applied Social Sciences awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or other recognised institutions with a Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.3 or above; or
(b) an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE with a CGPA of 2.3 or above.
For English proficiency, a minimum overall score of 6.0 on the IELTS or 550 on the TOEFL is required. Applicants who are graduates of the HKU SPACE Associate Degree/ Advanced Diploma, or with an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution where the normal medium of instruction is English will be exempted from this requirement if they have obtained Grade “C” or above in their sub-degree English course(s).
Applicants with other equivalent qualifications in a related social science discipline such as psychology, sociology, guidance and counselling, social welfare, legal studies, public policy and administration, etc. will also be considered. Applicants who have not previously studied social sciences (including an introduction to sociology themes and a research methods module) shall be advised to undertake additional preparatory modules of “Introduction to Sociology” and “Introduction to Social Research Methods” offered by HKU SPACE prior to entry.