Asian and International Studies explores Asia’s place in the contemporary world and HK’s strategic positioning in the region and the world. It aims to develop students’ knowledge of socio-political, economic, and cultural processes of change occurring in the countries of Asia and to situate them in the broader international context, reflecting the increasing significance of Asia in world affairs. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum and training in social research, the major seeks to equip students with analytic skills of value to organizations in diverse economic sectors in Hong Kong, Asia, and beyond. The programme is taught by faculties from diverse disciplines of sociology, anthropology, and political science. It will enhance students’ skills in critical reasoning and problem-solving, and will extend and deepen their regional and global perspectives. Upon graduation, students are well equipped for both public and private sectors to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including business, project-planning and management, public relations, politics, research and education, mass media, politics, social enterprises, as well as non-governmental and community organizations.
This is a self-financed and self-paced top-up degree programme. The mode of study for this programme is full-time or part-time*. Commenced in the Fall of 2006, BSSIS is a programme which provides an opportunity for graduates from higher diploma / associate degree programmes to pursue further studies for a Bachelors degree in International Studies.
The programme will train students for careers in a number of fields such as commerce and trade, non-governmental organizations and agencies, marketing firms, government departments, regional and international organizations, marketing agencies, eco- and cultural-tourism, international journalism, mass media organizations, and education. Graduates are expected to start careers in such jobs as development project planning and management, news reporting and editing, tourism planning and management, regional and international market research and business planning, market development consultancy, merchandizing, and teaching of social studies and liberal studies, etc.
*Full-time study (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time study (no more than 11 credit units per semester) in each semester (except for Summer term)
(jointly offered by the Department of Public and Social Administration, the Department of Asian and International Studies and the Department of Biology and Chemistry)