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Social Sciences Social Work & Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences

Awarded by
Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Course Code
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Start Date
To be advised
2 years
Course Fee
HKD20,200 per instalment (Total 6 instalments in 2 years)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
Clearing round application is now open until 31 August 2021 or until all places are filled.

This is a part-time degree programme offered locally by Edinburgh 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 a minimum of 2 years (6 trimesters), part-time mode (40 credits per trimester). The final year of study will be offered subject to sufficient numbers of continuing students.

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 year).

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Module Title

SCQF# Level


Researching the Social Sciences



Violence and Society



Social Psychology 2



Work Psychology



Social and Cultural Landscapes



Environment, Politics and Society



Organisational Psychology



Social Identities



Science, Technology and Society



Preparation for the Honours Project



Honours Project



 *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;




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.


Application Fee


Course Fee
  • HKD20,200 per instalment (Total 6 instalments in 2 years)

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

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Enrolment Method

 Applicants should submit:

  1. Duly completed HKU SPACE application form (SF26)# ;
  2. Copies of academic certificates and transcripts;
  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 submitted to any HKU SPACE enrollment counters in person or sent to College of Humanities & Law, HKU SPACE, 11/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Attn: Ms. Charlotte Chan) by post.

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 has been offering professional degrees in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. The University 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. 

As a testament to our commitment to being connected with business and industry, the University is among the top in the UK for graduate employability, with 95% of undergraduates in further work or study within six months of graduating (HESA 2016/17). It also means that courses are accredited by over 100 Professional Bodies. The University is also ranked a top 10 UK Modern University for a number of courses such as Accounting and Finance, Building, Civil Engineering, Criminology, English, Psychology and Sociology. (Complete University Guide 2020, Times and Sunday Times 2020 and Guardian University Guide 2020).

  • In the 2019 QS Stars international university rankings, the University scored five stars in categories including teaching, internationalisation and employability, and four stars overall.
  • Ranked the top UK modern university for Criminology and a top 10 UK modern university for Sociology & Psychology in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.