Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy and Administration (UGC-funded)

For JUPAS Applicants

PROGRAMME CODE : 54439-SPA
MODE OF STUDY : Full-time
NORMAL DURATION : 4 years
NORMAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AWARD  : 112 (plus 9 clinical/ field credits)
FUND TYPE : UGC-funded
PROGRAMME LEADER : Dr Tam Kin Yuen, Raymond

For Non-JUPAS Applicants via Senior Year Entry*

PROGRAMME CODE  : 54439-SYP
MODE OF STUDY : Full-time
NORMAL DURATION : 2 years
NORMAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AWARD  : 64 (plus 9 clinical/field credits)
FUND TYPE : UGC-funded
PROGRAMME LEADER : Dr Tam Kin Yuen, Raymond

* Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous studies in Associate Degree/Higher Diploma programmes and their academic performance will be required to take additional credits (up to 6 credits in English and 3 credits in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.

 


 

PROGRAMME AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The overall aim of this programme is to educate students to become effective, efficient and caring practitioners in the field of social policy and administration, responsible for analyzing, formulating andimplementing social policies for the improvement of social well-being. Students are also expected to develop informational literacy, critical thinking, problem solving skills and to uphold core social values. The programme will also facilitate students to build skills and knowledge necessary for life-long learning.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

This programme is designed to integrate theory and practice. The curriculum is heavily geared towards meeting the growing demands for trained professionals and practitioners in the fields of social policy and social administration. Students are expected to be equipped not only with the theoretical knowledge necessary for but also real-life exposure to working in a wide range of organizations dealing with welfare, health care, housing, labour, law and order, advocacy, education and environmental protection, performing designated policy and administrative tasks through specially designed professional attachments. They will learn to balance and resolve competing values involving bureaucratic versus human concerns as well as private profit-making and public good/well-being.  In addition, overseas placement opportunities and study tours are available for students with high achievements.

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES IN APSS

Once students have successfully completed the programme, they will be eligible to apply for admission to the Master programmes.

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development, Master of Social Work and Master of Philosophy programs.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

HKDSE applicants via JUPAS must satisfy the University’s general entrance requirements with:
• Level 3 in English Language, Chinese Language and two elective subjects; and
• Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview after the announcement of HKDSE results.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

There is an increasing demand for professional personnel with strong backgrounds in policy and administration.  Graduates can occupy mid-level administrative and managerial posts in various public, quasi-public and non-government organizations, including think-tanks, NGOs, government departments and other human service organizations. They are also prepared for posts in human resource management, marketing and decision support.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme is divided into two streams:

  • social policy and civil society, and
  • social planning and administration

Students may choose to specialize in either stream for intensive learning. Studies in the policy and civil society stream are expected to study policy areas such as housing, welfare, civil society governance, education, labour and environment to strengthen their understanding of specific policy concerns and issues. Students who choose to study planning and administration are expected to study areas covering human resource and social capital development, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, programme planning and evaluation, marketing, financial management and information technology to enhance their skills and ability in performing social and policy administrative duties.

 

The details of the Programme can be DOWNLOADED here.

 

ENQUIRY

Please contact Ms Shirley YEUNG at 2766 5746 or e-mail to Ms Winnie FUNG at ssba@polyu.edu.hk for enquiry of this programme.

 

DEFINITIVE PROGRAMME DOCUMENT 2016-17

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