HUMANITIES and SOCIAL SCIENCE
BSc in GLOBAL CHINA STUDIES
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School of Humanities and Social Science
LEADING GLOBAL CITIZENS
SHSS prepares students to be leading global citizens of the 21 st century by cultivating the communication, critical thinking, moral reasoning, and analytical skills that are essential for thriving in a rapidly changing world. With the largest interdisciplinary program in the humanities and social science, SHSS courses span over fifteen academic disciplines and include creative arts offerings in music, writing, and film. Some believe that “soft skills” are hard to learn, and yet, they are the most enduring ones that university students will retain years after graduation as they adapt to new employment opportunities and communities. SHSS embraces this reality. Our school is known for global best practice in undergraduate training through the use of innovative pedagogies, including blended on-line courses, digital technology, group projects, service learning, multi-media assessments, fieldwork, and research opportunities. Our strategic partnerships with leading universities worldwide offer students and faculty ample international opportunities for collaborative research, in-residence exchanges, joint student training, and dual degree programs. The SHSS community extends well beyond HKUST’s physical campus.
World-Renowned Faculty Our diverse faculty are recruited internationally and hold doctoral degrees frommajor research universities including British Columbia, Caltech, Cambridge, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, London School of Economics, MIT, NYU, Oxford, Peking, Princeton, Stanford, Tokyo, Toronto, UC-Berkeley, UC-San Diego, Yale, and so on. In addition to being highly accomplished as scholars, SHSS faculty are professional, caring, and committed to bringing the best out of each student. Research-Based Teaching The content of SHSS courses reflects the expertise of faculty who are actively engaged in research in the humanities and social science. Our faculty regularly engage students to participate in their research projects as interns or assistants. The opportunity for undergraduates to partner with faculty in this manner is unparalleled among peer institutions. Furthermore, in their final year, SHSS students are individually mentored by faculty to develop an original piece of research as their capstone or thesis requirement.
IN CITATIONS PER PAPER IN ASIA IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
IN ASIA IN SOCIAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT
IN ASIA IN ARTS & HUMANITIES
IN THE WORLD IN SOCIAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT
QS World University Rankings 2020
QS Asian University Rankings 2020
QS World University Rankings 2018
QS World University Rankings 2020
GCS allows students to study a wide range of subjects and at the same time specialise in certain areas. It offers many opportunities for international exposure due to its reputation and connections with other overseas universities. The low student-to-faculty ratio means that I have many chances to talk with professors after class. Kelly CHEUNG (GCS, Class of 2019) SHSS Dean’s Scholarship Ng Hong Mun Educational Foundation Outstanding Student Scholarship
BSc in Global China Studies The BSc program in Global China Studies equips students with a unique portfolio of knowledge about China with a global outlook. This is achieved through a multi- and interdisciplinary curriculum in humanities and social science, and through training in comparative and advanced research methods. The program ensures that students acquire systematic and
After the first year of foundational classes, students select one of two tracks: Social Science or Integrated Humanities & Social Science. There are ample free elective credits for students to develop their own study paths with flexibility. Students receive language training in both English and Chinese to develop the high-level communication skills that are essential for leadership. In their final year, all students complete a capstone project or honors thesis.
broad-based knowledge about China and its place in the modern world, while at the same time deepening their inquiry through focused tracks of study. The skills and capabilities learned in the programmake our graduates suitable for positions
Integrated Humanities & Social Science
in government, business, education, community organizations, media, and cultural institutions.
Diversity 10+ nationalities
Environment, Economy & Globalization
Heritage, Community & Identity
Political & Social Change
Literature, Communication & Media
Students are also welcome to take additional major(s) or dual degree studies from other Schools. MAJOR MINOR
Language Multilingual training
· Anthropology · Creative Arts · History · Linguistics · Literature · Music · Philosophy · Religion Humanities
Social Science · Demography · Economics · Political Science
Research Capstone project in final year
· Psychology · Quantitative History · Sociology
Students may choose to enhance their learning experiences through enrolling in different minor programs offered by other Schools.
Economy, Politics & Society
Sustainability, Technology & Public Policy
BSc in Quantitative Social Analysis The BSc program in Quantitative Social Analysis prepares students for the rapidly growing number of positions in business, government, and the non-profit sector that involve the analysis of social data. The program emphasizes a balanced training in social science and quantitative analysis, with the intent of producing a well-rounded graduate. Students learn how to apply quantitative methods in a way that accounts for the unique challenges associated with the analysis of social data. To complement methodological training, students take courses in sociology, economics, political science, and public policy according to their interests.
Practicum Research experience or internship
Social Science Mathematics Language
Research Proseminar Develop a topic for the capstone project
Topical 15 credits of SOSC electives
Methodological · Social Science · Mathematics · Others
I have always had a passion for understanding the underlying principles of how the world works, and I am glad that I can do so by making sense of real-life data now. Brian CHAN (QSA, Class of 2021)
Capstone Research Project Execute a project and present results
MINOR Students may choose to enhance their learning experiences through enrolling in different minor programs offered by other Schools.
Social Science Theory & Evidence
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships 2019 Awardee
I worked as an intern at a startup company in South Korea, which manages a B2B distribution platform that provides tailored news content based on AI recommendations.
During my 4-month internship at Deloitte, I found that the company really valued the broad and diverse skill sets we develop in GCS. Jack LI (GCS, Class of 2019) Internship at Deloitte
My job was to find out the most popular keyword in each month through software like R Studio and Python. Da Hye KIM (QSA, Class of 2021) Internship at Notiplus Bronze Award at HK FinTech Competition 2018
We encourage students to develop their career connections through working experiences. We provide wide-ranging internship possibilities in a variety of sectors including public service organizations, media, NGOs, firms, museums, and research institutes. Students also receive one-on-one advising to help identify their career interests and build their career paths.
of SHSS students receive offers to study abroad 80% Over
Our program aims to enrich students’ learning through global experiences. We have partnerships with prestigious universities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, which enable us to provide students with ample exchange opportunities.
Exchanging in Krakow was an unforgettable experience for me and I really learned a lot from the host university in the past five months. Tony NG (GCS, Class of 2018) Exchange at Jagiellonian University, Poland
The knowledge I learned in SHSS provided me with a strong foundation for delving deeper into economics in Waseda. The Dual Degreeprogramalsoallowedme toenrich my knowledge with real life experience. Lily LIN (GCS, Class of 2019) Waseda: BA in Economics
The Dual Degree Program is a collaboration between HKUST and Waseda University. Selected applicants will commence their study at Waseda in the Fall term of their fourth year of study and will stay in Japan for 1.5-2 years. After a total of 4.5-5 years of study in HKUST and Waseda, students will earn a BA degree awarded by Waseda in addition to obtaining the BSc degree issued by HKUST.
The Student Ambassador Scheme nurtures future leaders and enriches students’ personal connections through recruitment activities and School-level events. Student Ambassadors gain experience with event management and organisation under the School’s support.
With the generous support of Mr. Liu Sing Cheong, a sponsorship for SHSS has been established to support overseas learning experiences. The Sponsorship is designed to provide financial support to undergraduates in GCS and QSA who are engaged in learning opportunities outside Hong Kong.
UROP deepened my understanding of Social Network Analysis and broadened the range of topics I could explore in social science research. Hojun LEE (QSA, Class of 2020)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program provides students with invaluable academic research experience and engagements under the guidance and supervision of the University’s faculty members.
I have been able to engage in a one-of-a-kind opportunity, allowing me to sharpen my analytical skills and apply what I have learned in my studies. Fernando GARCIA ALBERO (GCS, Class of 2020) Internship at New York State Assembly Office
Career Prospects Graduate Employment Survey 2019, Career Center, HKUST. The survey is based on GCS graduates. The first cohort of QSA graduates is expected in 2021. Employment Survey
Admission Details Requirements
JUPAS Applicants Applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results must meet the following entrance requirements.
JUPAS Code Eng
Engineering and Industry Government and Related Organizations Community and Social Services Education
Commerce and Business
Applicants with International Qualifications SHSS considers the following elements in admission selection: • Public examinations and academic performance • Non-academic achievements • Personal statement • Referees’ reports • Interview performance
Scholarships The University and SHSS offer various scholarships for students who demonstrate academic and non-academic excellence upon entry and during the years of program study.
Employment Bank of China Bloomberg L.P.
Graduate School Columbia University Cornell University London School of Economics New York University Princeton University University of Amsterdam University of Warwick
China Telecom Corp Goldman Sachs (Asia) HK Monetary Authority HSBC International Social Service
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