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Programme Code
Social Science
Study Period
4 Years / 2 Years (Senior Year Entry)
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / Non-JUPAS Senior Year / Mainland (Gaokao) / International
Programme Introduction

Unleash your Sociological Imagination through our Sociology Programme!

Welcome to our prestigious sociology programme, where we invite you to embark on an intellectual journey guided by the Sociological Imagination. Our curriculum fosters the development of critical thinking skills, enabling you to think critically from diverse perspectives, discern reality amid complexities, and gain insights into the intricate workings of society. By exploring the study of social networks, organisations and institutions, you will delve into the fascinating fabric of human interactions. Drawing from a rich tradition, our programme boasts a long history and the most comprehensive curriculum in Hong Kong, with renowned professors who have spearheaded advancements in sociology. With research interests spanning a wide array of areas, our faculty will equip you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex social landscape, from analysing Chinese and Asian societies to exploring the themes of education, stratification and social mobility, demography, gender, family, criminology, the study of the Greater Bay Area and more. Join us to become a proficient sociologist and contribute to a better understanding of our interconnected world.

  • THINK CRITICALLY from diverse perspectives
  • DISCERN REALITY amid complexities
  • GAIN INSIGHTS into the workings of society


#23 in Sociology (#1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

Craft Your Path

Our programme encompasses a range of standout features, encapsulated by the acronym S.D.G.I.

Our current era presents humanity with a multitude of challenges, such as climate change, poverty, inequality, pandemics, hunger and other developmental issues. Sociology has a longstanding tradition of studying social change and development, and is well‐positioned to contribute to the study of various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Social scientists are reaping the benefits of the data revolution. Our Sociology programme offers students a unique opportunity to explore this new frontier by providing introductory computational techniques for analysing large‐scale data, from social media to digitized records. Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of the data revolution!

Sociology is highly relevant to the study of gender and diversity, as it provides a framework for understanding the complex social structures and power relations that shape our identities, experiences and opportunities in society. Sociologists explore the social and cultural differences that exist within society, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status, and their consequences.

The study of inequality and stratification resulting from development is of significant interest to sociologists. This includes topics such as the motherhood penalty in wages and income, racial inequality, and the impact of social class on educational outcomes. Join us today and become part of the solution for a more equitable and just society.

Double Major / Double Degree Options

BSSC (Sociology and Communication) – four-year SOC-JLM Double Major Option

Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) and Juris Doctor – Sociology-JD Double Degree Programme

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Career Prospects

Our Sociology programme is designed to shape your career path through various avenues. Benefit from our unique credit-bearing Internship course, gain valuable experience in an overseas internship at Princeton University, and expand your horizons with exchange opportunities at the University of Warwick and the University of Kent in the UK. Explore our three unique concentrations to specialise in your area of interest. We also offer career training workshops and alumni talks to provide you with the skills and insights needed to succeed in your chosen field. Prepare for a rewarding career with our comprehensive Sociology programme.

Students can declare a maximum of two concentrations in the following areas upon fulfilling the required conditions:

  • Sociology and Social Policy
  • Research Methods and Data Analytics
  • Society, Sustainability and Technology

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Throughout the past 60 years, our Sociology alumni have excelled in diverse career sectors, showcasing the versatility and value of their sociological training. Many alumni have found success in government positions, shaping policy and driving social change. Others have thrived in the commercial and business sectors, applying their deep understanding of social dynamics to enhance organisational effectiveness. Some have made significant contributions to NGOs, advocating for the rights and welfare of marginalized communities. Some sociology alumni have ventured into social entrepreneurship, utilising their sociological knowledge to create their own impactful social enterprises. Utilizing their sociological insights to analyse and communicate social issues, a number of alumni have thrived in media and related fields. For those pursuing further academic studies, our graduates have been admitted to prestigious postgraduate programmes worldwide, becoming accomplished researchers and scholars. The comprehensive sociological education we provide empowers our graduates to excel in a wide range of careers, making a positive impact on society.

Join us and think in a sociological way!

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

Department of Sociology:

Department of Sociology, 4/F, Sino Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 6604/ 3943 6606