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Associate in Applied Social Sciences (Social Policy and Administration)
Programme Code: 8C111-SPA
Programme Leader: CHAN, Thomas Chu-fung 陳曙峰
Assistant Programme Leader: LEE, John Chun-wing 李峻嶸

Admission Score for this programme (2016/17 Cohort): 12-21
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What is this programme about?

Why this programme?

Articulation rate nearly 96% in 2016
Unique AD programme in Hong Kong integrating ...

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The Associate in Applied Social Sciences (Social Policy and Administration) programme offered ...

Why this programme?

  • Articulation rate nearly 96% in 2016
  • Unique AD programme in Hong Kong integrating social policy analysis with agency administration and service management
  • Wide range of articulation pathways in social policy, social administration, social service management, politics, and public administration, etc.
  • Opportunities for practicum training in social service organisations

 

This programme helps you build a solid foundation in social sciences and gives you all-round training in the knowledge and application of social policy and administration. After graduation, you can pursue a career related to social policy and administration or further studies in related disciplines.

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure
You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, ...

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates
More than 90 local and overseas bachelor's degree ...

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure

 

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

 

  • Chinese Communication for College Students@ OR Elementary Chinese~
  • Elementary Statistics
  • English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) I
  • English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) II
  • Hong Kong Society
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Practical English for College Students^
  • Self Understanding and Communication Skills 
  • The Art of Reasoning

 

@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)

 

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Science, Technology and Environment

 

*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.

 

Discipline-specific Subjects

 

7 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Government and Public Administration
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Introduction to Social Services in Hong Kong
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Management in Human Services
  • Social Policy in Hong Kong

 

1 Elective Subject# (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)

 

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Community Field Study
  • Globalisation and Development
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Human Behaviour and Social Environment
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Issues in Hong Kong Society
  • Policy, Welfare and Human Values
  • Popular Culture and Consumption
  • Practicum in Human Service Organisations
  • Social Welfare in Hong Kong
  • Working with Groups, Communities and Organisations
  • Working with Individuals and Families

 

#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.
 
Intended Learning Outcomes
 
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to achieve its intended learning outcomes. For details, please click here.
 

Where will I go after HKCC?

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.

 

Career Prospects

 

  • Administrative Executive
  • Programme Management Executive
  • Research Assistant