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Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) in Sport and Leisure Management

Faculty of Social Sciences

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

Tuition Fee HK$110,000/programme

Cut Off Date 28 Feb 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date2 Jan 2019

Application Deadline28 Feb 2019

Programme DirectorProf CHOW Bik Chu (Head, Department of Sports and Physical Education) 

Programme Office (852) 3411 5630 msocsc@hkbu.edu.hk http://pe.hkbu.edu.hk/SLM  

Selection Process
Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims

The programme aims to provide opportunities for students to take a reflective and interdisciplinary approach to the planning, provision, and management of sport and leisure. The programme also emphasises a life-span approach to understanding the relationship among sport, leisure, and wellbeing and offers students with opportunities for active learning in various settings. The curriculum is designed to facilitate the following objectives:

  1. to advance students' understanding of the planning and provision of sport and leisure from a life-span perspective, including the provision of inclusive programmes;
  2. to advance students' skills and knowledge in the management of sport and leisure;
  3. to enable students to become reflective and critical practitioners who are able to assess and respond to changing needs of a society; and
  4. to enhance students' competence in reading and carrying out independent research.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 27 units
Core Courses 6 units
Elective Courses 21 units
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 should possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first degree is obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  1. a score of 537 (paper-based test), with a minimum score of 4.0 for writing section or 74 (internet-based test) with a minimum score of 21 for writing section in TOEFL; or
  2. an overall band score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 for writing section and 5.5 for other sections in IELTS; or
  3. an equivalent qualification.

 


Others

Priority will be given to applicants who have related majors (e.g. physical education, sport/exercise science, sport/recreation/leisure management) or relevant work experiences.

Scholarship for Admitted Students from Asian Countries
A one-year scholarship with tuition waiver will be offered to an admitted full-time student applying to the Master of Social Sciences in Sport and Leisure Management (SLM) Programme, Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University who fulfills the following scholarship eligibility:

  • An awardee must hold nationality from an Asian country with proof of residency in the Asian country (past 12 months) other than Hong Kong, Macau or Mainland China, and
  • Former or current sport or leisure administrator, or practitioner with a minimum of 3 years of related professional experience as well as recommendation from government sport organization or National Olympic Committee or from other professional and academic body of the respective country, or
  • Athlete who has participated in major international sporting events (Olympics, Asian Games, World Championships etc.) with recommendation from government sport organizations or National Olympic Committees, and
  • The awardee has fulfilled the general admission requirements including an admission interview.

Scholarship Award
One year full-time tuition fee (HK$110,000, approximately US$14,400) will be waived for an awardee. The maximum quota of scholarship is set at two annually.
 
Information
For details, please refer to SLM Scholarship 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.