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The Associate in Applied Social Sciences programme allows students to choose discipline-specific compulsory ...
This programme helps you study and consolidate social science theories and viewpoints, and also learn social research methods including information collection and analysis. Through various learning methods such as field trips, social participation and interaction with different social groups, you will gain an in-depth understanding of social development and social life, which will facilitate your reflection on humanistic values.
You may take any applied social sciences subjects in different areas in Year 1 according to your interests and then choose to specialise in Psychology, Social Policy and Administration, or Sociology and Culture in Year 2. After graduation, you can further your studies or pursue your career in related fields.
Cheng Sin-yi, Cindy
Graduate of Associate in Applied Social Sciences
Articulated into PolyU’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration
The Associate in Applied Social Sciences programme allows students to choose discipline-specific compulsory subjects offered in the other programmes under the Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences, including Psychology, Social Policy and Administration, Sociology and Culture, to suit their own interests. Besides, my lecturer also arranged for me to work as an intern in a voluntary organisation which promotes youth development. Such opportunity not only enabled me to apply my knowledge in the workplace but also helped me set my future career goals.
You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, comprising 12 - 14 General Education Subjects and 8 Discipline-specific Subjects.
General Education Subjects
8 - 9 Compulsory Subjects
@Taught in Putonghua
~Students who are non-Chinese speakers, or whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below are required to take this subject.
^Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE English are exempted from taking this subject.
4 - 5 Elective Subjects*# (from the following cluster areas)
* Students with Level 3 or above in any one HKDSE subject (other than English) only need to take four General Education elective subjects.
For the full list of more than 50 General Education subjects, please click here.
3 Compulsory Subjects
1 Elective Subject# (from the following subjects)
4 Elective Subjects# (from the following subjects or from the discipline-specific compulsory subjects offered in the other programmes under the Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences)
#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.
Articulation Track Record of Graduates
More than 90 local and overseas bachelor's degree programmes have admitted graduates from HKCC's Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences. For the articulation track record of graduates, please click here.