Eligibility and application

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to the degree of Master of Social Sciences, candidates

(a)    shall comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;

(b)    shall hold (i) a Bachelor’s degree of this University; or (ii) another qualification of equivalent standard from this University or from another University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

(c)    for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to higher degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b);

(d)    shall satisfy any other admission requirements which may be specified for individual fields of study in the regulations below; and

(e)    shall satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.


Qualifying examination

(a)    A qualifying examination may be set to test the candidates’ formal academic ability or their ability to follow the courses of study prescribed.  It shall consist of one or more written papers or their equivalent and may include a project report.

(b)    Candidates who are required to satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination shall not be permitted to register until they have satisfied the examiners in the examination.


Application method

Application and payment of application fees (HK$300 per application) should be made online at http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg/. Please note that your application cannot be processed unless you have paid your application fee online by credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD only).