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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences
社會科學(榮譽)文學士

Awarded by
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Course Code
CS038A
Application Code
1545-CS038A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
18 Sep 2017 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
09-2018
Duration
1 year and 6 months to 3 years
Language
English
Course Fee
HKD66,720 and GBP4,620 (payable by 6 instalments)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
How to Apply
Deadline on 26 Jul 2017 (Wed)
Enquiries
29755610
25710630

This is a part-time degree programme offered locally by Edinburg Napier University (ENU) in collaboration with HKU SPACE. It offers students an opportunity to study different social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, cultural geography and politics, which enable them to develop a detailed understanding of, and the research skills to investigate, the social world, relationships within it and the social forces that act on us all. This knowledge and specialist skills will be particularly useful to employers across all sectors.

This programme is designed to educate, inform and inspire students to face the complexities, challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The aim of the programme is to educate students to meet the needs of the Hong Kong Society, in particular careers with the government agencies and the social service sector, by producing graduates capable of managing the highly complex requirements of these roles. The programme combines the study of different social science disciplines. From the perspective of these related and fascinating disciplines, students will learn to examine, investigate and understand human life and human experience.

The entire Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences programme at the home country consists of 480 credits under the Scottish Higher Education system. Applicants who possess the entry qualifications approved by Edinburgh Napier University would be exempted a total of 240 credits, and will be required to complete only 240 credits for graduation.

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis. Normally, classes will be held on weekday evenings and/or Saturdays. There will be a range of different forms of formative and summative assessment including essays, reports, examinations, oral presentations, research proposals and project.

With full exemptions, students can complete the programme in 3 years (6 trimesters), part-time mode (2 modules / 40 credits per trimester). 

Students who have successfully completed the programme will be awarded Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences degree by the Edinburgh Napier University.

An exit award of BA Social Sciences ordinary degree is available for students who only study the first half of the programme (3 trimesters in 1.5 years).

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

These are exempted courses under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.

Module Title

SCQF# Level

Credits

Researching the Social Sciences

9

20

Violence and Society

9

20

Social Psychology 2

9

20

Work Psychology

9

20

Social and Cultural Landscapes

9

20

Environment, Politics and Society

9

20

Counselling Psychology

9

20

Social Identities

10

20

Science, Technology and Society

10

20

Preparation for the Honours Project

10

20

Honours Project

10

40

 *The above programme structure is intended to be used as a guide by prospective students. HKU SPACE and Edinburgh Napier University reserve the right to vary the structure.

#The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

An applicant shall:

 

1. hold an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma/ an Advanced Diploma in Social Sciences/ Applied Social Sciences such as General Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Youth or Social Services, etc. with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0;

 

and

 

2. demonstrate English proficiency by having a minimum overall score of 6.0 on the IELTS or 550 on the TOEFL.

  

Graduates of HKU SPACE Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma/ Advanced Diploma, or graduates from a recognised institution where the normal medium of instruction is English, are normally regarded as having demonstrated the required English proficiency if they have obtained grade “C” or higher in the English course(s) of their respective Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma/ Advanced Diploma programmes.

 

Applicants need to have successfully studied prerequisite modules in their former studies (introduction to psychology, introduction to sociology and research methods, or equivalent).

Application Fee

HK$150

Course Fee
  • HKD66,720 and GBP4,620 (payable by 6 instalments)

    **Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

 Applicants should submit:

  1. Duly completed HKU SPACE application form (SF26)# ;
  2. Copies of academic certificates;
  3. A copy of HKID card or passport; and
  4. An application fee of HK$150 by crossed cheque (payable to HKU SPACE”) 

All documents should be sent to Ms. Charlotte Chan, 11/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong.

Edinburgh Napier University

Located in Scotland’s cosmopolitan and beautiful capital city, Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward thinking people inspired by the world around them. The University aims to  create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

With more than 6,300 overseas students from outside the European Union, Edinburgh Napier is a truly international University with students from 110 countries. Edinburgh Napier is proud to be the largest UK provider of Higher Education in Hong Kong, with over 3,000 students a year studying a range of courses. In 2014 the University celebrated 20 years in Hong Kong.

As a testament to our commitment to being connected with business and industry, the University is in the top 20 in the UK for graduate employability, with 95.4% of undergraduates in further work or study within six months of graduating (HESA 2013). It also means that courses are accredited by over 100 Professional Bodies. The University is also ranked the top UK Modern University for a number of courses such as Law, Engineering and English whilst our Building courses, Computer Science and Sociology all rank in the UK top 10. (Complete University Guide 2015, Times and Sunday Times 2015 and Guardian University Guide 2015).

  • 95.4% of Edinburgh Napier’s UK graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2013).
  • The UK’s Telegraph newspaper listed Edinburgh Napier as one of the top ten UK universities for ‘getting a job’ (July 2012).
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for Value Added, a measure of students’ entry qualifications against the honours degree results they go on to achieve – (Guardian University Guide 2013 and 2014).