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Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) (Contemporary China Studies)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee HK$98,000/programme

Cut Off Date 08 Aug 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application DeadlineLocal applicants: 8 Aug 2019
Non-local applicants: 15 Jun 2019

Programme DirectorProf MAK King Sang

Programme Office (852) 3411 6639 mchinast@hkbu.edu.hk http://mccs.hkbu.edu.hk  

Selection Process
  1. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims

The Programme is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. to provide students with a critical understanding of contemporary China from political, historical, economic, geographical and sociological perspectives;
  2. to sharpen students’ awareness of the complex relationships of historical, economic, geographical, political, and sociological factors in China through a multidisciplinary approach; and
  3. to enhance students’ understanding of the processes of change which will shape future relationship between Hong Kong, the rest of China, and the World.

Programme Structure 

Units Requirement 27 units
Required Courses 3 units
Concentration/Field and Elective Courses 24 units
Concentrations The programme has four concentrations as follows:
  1. Economic Development and Reform
  2. History and Culture
  3. Society and Community
  4. Urban Development and Environmental Management

 

Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook 2018/19 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

Applicants:

  1. should hold a bachelor’s degree, or qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution;
  2. with a background in social sciences and/or humanities will be given preference.

 


Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants should meet the English proficiency requirement. Applicants should have a bachelor degree from a university in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country; or submit one of the following original score reports/certificates for assessment:

  1. TOEFL (minimum score: 550 (paper-based); 79 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS (academic): band score of 6.5 or above; or
  3. College English Test (CET 6): 450 or above

Frequency of Intake
Twice a year, admission in September and January (upon announcement).

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
     
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.