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Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme has two main aims. First, to educate students to become effective, efficient and caring social policy practitioners who are responsible for analysing, formulating and implementing social policies to increase social well-being. Second, the programme will enable students who are determined to become competent, innovative and ethical social entrepreneurs to turn social problems into opportunities. Students are also expected to develop informational literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to uphold core social values.

Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and skills in social policy analysis and social enterprise operation. They are also expected to develop social empathy, a moral sensibility, critical capacities and a sustained interest in understanding the major issues and challenges faced by social policy practitioners and social entrepreneurs.

Programme Characteristics

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 enterprise. Students are expected to be equipped not only with the theoretical knowledge they require, but also with real-life exposure to working in a wide range of organisations that focus on labour and welfare issues, health care and housing needs, advocacy and cultural and environmental protection through specially designed professional attachments. They will learn to balance and resolve competing values of bureaucratic versus human concerns and private profit-making versus public good and well-being.

Curriculum

The programme is divided into two streams:

  • Social Policy, and
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Administration.

Students can choose to specialise in either stream for intensive learning or to study subjects in both streams. The stream of social policy focuses on areas such as housing, welfare, civil society governance, labour, environment, social diversity and social research, to increase their understanding of specific policy concerns and issues. The stream of social entrepreneurship and administration focuses on areas such as social entrepreneurship, creating innovative ideas, social capital development, corporate social responsibility, programme planning and evaluation, marketing and financial management, to enhance students’ skills and abilities in conducting social entrepreneurship.

The curriculum is further divided into five categories:

  • Common Foundation (including University broad discipline and service-learning requirements);
  • Common and Professional Cores;
  • Stream and Social Sciences Electives;
  • Integrative Subjects (including professional attachment and workshops as well as a Capstone Project); and
  • Chinese and English Language Requirements.

These subjects provide students with a strong social science foundation and capacity for critical and analytical thinking before they progress to broaden their knowledge base and communication skills to enhance their ability to work in the fields of social policy and social enterprise.

Career Prospects

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

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Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (4 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
HK$140.000,00 (Rp 252.620.858) per tahun

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Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan September 2020

Tempat

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Applicants must have a minimum score with at least Grade 4 in two Higher Level subjects. English Language Requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Grade C or above in GCEOL English; or Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirements:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR
  • An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived.

  • Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR
  • Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English; OR
  • Grade 4 in English at International Baccalaureate (IB)

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Tentang universitas ini

PolyU menempati ranking ke-7 dalam peringkat QS “Top 50 under 50” 2019 yang menilai 50 universitas terbaik yang berusia di bawah 50 tahun.

  • Dikenal dunia akan reputasi akademiknya
  • Banyak praktek penelitian yang berdampak dalam berbagai bidang
  • Beragam fasilitas kelas dunia
  • Memiliki mahasiswa internasional dari lebih dari 30 negara