Virtual Information Day for Senior Year / Top-up Degree New
The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) will host a Virtual Information Day on 4 December 2021 (Saturday) to introduce our Senior Year / Top-up Degree programmes. AD/HD students and interested parties are welcome. Please visit here for event details.
The programme prepares young people with the skills and knowledge to create high-impact social careers, with a focus on the developmental needs in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and emerging economies in Asia. Social entrepreneurship is one of the most important parts of the modern social economy. In a world that is rapidly changing, it is the social entrepreneurs who create the innovations for problems that are so complex and no easy solutions are available.
|Study Mode||Normal Period of Study||JUPAS Code||EdUHK Programme Code|
|Full-time||2 Years (for Senior Year Admissions)||N/A||A2B103|
|Enquiry (Admissions)||Enquiry (Programme)||Download Leaflet|
|(852) 2948 6886
Submit Your Enquiry
|Ms Mani Pun
(852) 2948 7313
The programme prepares young people with the skills and knowledge to create high-impact social careers, with a focus on the developmental needs in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and emerging economies in Asia. Specifically, it aims to:
- provide students with a holistic experience of social entrepreneurship, taking students from ambition stages all the way to developing pitches for investors;
- enable students to build support among stakeholders and manage and grow social ventures to scale and maximise impacts;
- enhance students’ understanding of the complex dynamics of social transitions in the GBA and comprehensive understanding of regional developments from a comparative perspective; and
- provide students with the academic and professional foundation to become professionals in social enterprises and government / non-government organisations, corporations; and local / national / international associations and organisations, and provide a strong foundation for career advancement and future postgraduate studies.
Social entrepreneurship is one of the most important parts of the modern social economy. In a world that is rapidly changing, it is the social entrepreneurs who create the innovations for problems that are so complex and no easy solutions are available. Students will be equipped with practical organisational and entrepreneurial skills that are necessary for their future career. Meanwhile, students will benefit from rigorous training in development studies and the network they develop through internship and field visits with organisations in Hong Kong and other cities in the GBA.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
Upon successful completion of the Programme, students will be able to:
- understand the principles, ethics, and practice of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise management (PILO1);
- analyse contemporary development and social issues in GBA, Greater China, and Asia from a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective (PILO2);
- apply substantive knowledge of development, institutions and processes in social entrepreneurship (PILO3);
- design financially sustainable solutions to address issues related to human development in local, national, regional and global contexts (PILO4); and
- communicate analysis of social and developmental problems and solutions to relevant stakeholders, investors, and the broader community (PILO5).
|Domain||Credit Points (cps)|
|- Major Core||24|
|- Major Interdisciplinary Course||3|
|- Field Visit (non-cps bearing)||0|
|Final Year Project|
|- Honours Project I: Research Methods and Proposal / Capstone Project I: Research Methods and Proposal||3|
|- Honours Project II: Research Report / Capstone Project II: Project Output||3|
|Electives / Minor||15|
|- University e-Portfolio||3|
|- General Education (GE)
Experiential Learning / GE Breadth Course
|Information Technology Competence Requirement|
Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.
List of Major Courses (All required)
|Major Core Courses (24 cps)|
|1||2||Managing and Organising Social Enterprises|
|2||2||Organisational Budget Management|
|3||2||Stakeholder and Customer Engagement|
|4||3||Institutions and Development in the Greater Bay Area|
|5||3||Leadership in Social Innovation and Development|
|6||4||Economic Growth and Sustainable Livelihood in China|
|7||3||Regional Cooperation in Greater China: Challenges and Issues|
|8||4||Tool Kits for Social Entrepreneurship|
|9||2||Field Visit (non-cps bearing)|
|Internship (6 cps)|
|Major Interdisciplinary Course (3 cps)|
|11||4||Comparative Social Policy|
|Final Year Project (6 cps)|
Honours Project I: Research Methods and Proposal /
Honours Project II: Research Report /
Electives / Minor
Apart from the major courses, the programme includes the Minor(s)/ electives domain and the general education domain. Students are free to choose elective courses offered by any of the University’s departments.
Students will be required to take one education course (3cps) through a GE course on education or an elective education course provided by the Faculty of Education and Human Development) in order to fulfill the two-way traffic graduation requirement.
GE Experiential Learning Course / GE Breadth Course
The course encourages students to learn through experimentation, observation, reflection and (re-)conceptualisation while undertaking a wide variety of activities.
University e-Portfolio requires students to articulate their learning experiences in both formal and non-formal learning by reflecting critically on the value and significance of what they have learned, making connections to their lives, and imagining or charting their own futures.
Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications
Through dedicated and practical training, the programme will prepare more young people who have the ambition to start a social venture, and grab the numerous funding opportunities that governments and businesses have offered. Graduates may also pursue an impactful career by joining existing social enterprises, government, socially responsible corporations, and NGOs as project or executive officers. In Hong Kong, social enterprises and non-governmental organisations have already provided approximately 80% of social services. These organisations often need to solicit resources from public or private sources, and communicate effectively with different stakeholders in society. Graduates will find ample employment opportunities.