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Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2016.

MSocSc Applied Sociology

社會科學碩士(應用社會學)


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P36
Intermediate Award Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Sociology
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Weekday evenings
Indicative Intake Target 35
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years; Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Application Deadline
31 May 2017 (Local & Non-local)
Programme Leader
Dr CHAN King Chi Chris
Bachelor of Business Administration (HKU), MA in Comparative Labour Studies (Warwick), PhD in Sociology (Warwick)
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† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.



Programme Aims and Objectives

Applied Sociology is the use of research methods and tools, with the aid of sociological perspectives in the understanding of, intervention in, and/or enhancement of human social life.

Our Applied Sociology programme aims to train social science and human services practitioners with sound knowledge in the theory and practice of sociology and social research methods to help people, organizations and communities solve their problems, and to be competent in undertaking and managing services in organizations.


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme, you must have:

  • hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
  • have an equivalent qualification, or
  • provide evidence of academic and professional attainments acceptable for this purpose by the University.
  • priority will be given to those applicants with relevant academic qualifications and relevant working experience.


Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications

 


Course Description

The programme is designed to enable students to integrate social science theories/knowledge, social research methods, and skills in a practice setting. The programme structure is designed to have three main components:

Core courses such as applied sociology, social science perspectives, quantitative and qualitative research methods, which provide solid foundation on sociology theories and social research methodologies.  (6 courses / 18 credits)

Integrative Project (6 credits):  This is a course which provides students – who are under the guidance of a supervisor – with the opportunity to apply sociological theories, methods, skills and professional ethics in a problem-based project. The Project will focus on an actual problem or issue and may be carried out in an actual practice site, such as public sector organizations, social services settings, civil society organizations, commercial firms.

 

Electives from a list of courses, such as: (Any 2 courses / 6 credits)

 

SS5110        Assessment and Interventions in Mental Health Counselling

SS5424       Crime, Law and Security

SS5426       Social Problems in Contemporary Societies

SS5427       Special Topics in Applied Sociology

SS5753       Advanced Social Psychology

SS5759       Educational Assessment and Evaluation

SS5760       Foundations of Inclusive Education

SS5824       Domestic Violence: Prevention & Treatment

SS5832       Counselling Older Adults

SS5835       Diversity & Inclusion in Workplace

SS6401       Social Impact Assessment

SS6402       Social Indicators Development

 

Programme Structure and Courses

Programme Core (18 units)

Course

 

Level

Credit Units

Remark

SS5400

Applied Sociology

P5

3

 

SS5401

Social Science Perspectives

P5

3

 

SS5421

Qualitative Research Methods

P5

3

 

SS5423

Programme Design & Evaluation

P5

3

 

SS5425

Quantitative Research Methods 

P5

3

 

SS5428

Applied Social Statistical Analysis

P5

3

 

Programme Electives (6 units)

Course

 

Level

Credit Units

Remark

SS5110

Assessment and Interventions in Mental Health Counselling

P5

3

 

SS5424

Crime, Law and Security

P5

3

 

SS5426

Social Problems in Contemporary Societies

P5

3

 

SS5427

Special Topics in Applied Sociology

P5

3

 

SS5753

Advanced Social Psychology

P5

3

 

SS5759

Educational Assessment and Evaluation

P5

3

 

SS5760

Foundations of Inclusive Education

P5

3

 

SS5824

Domestic Violence: Prevention and Treatment

P5

3

 

SS5826

Parent Education and Support

P5

3

 

SS5832

Counselling Older Adults

P5

3

 

SS5835

Diversity & Inclusion in Workplace

P5

3

 

SS6401

Social Impact Assessment

P6

3

 

SS6402

Social Indicators Development

P6

3

 

 

Integrative Project (6 units)

Course

 

Level

Credit Units

Remark

SS6591

Integrative Project

P6

6

 


Bonus Features

Part-time evenings plus intensive meetings on selected days. It will draw from the multi-disciplinary strengths of the Department of Applied Social Studies (SS) in Sociology, Criminology, Psychology and Social Work. Students have opportunities to participate in the City-Youth Empowerment Project, a flagship social service project at CityU,  as part of the curriculum. The Department has established scholarships to encourage students for outstanding performance.