Associate of Social Sciences

Key Features

  • Engaging students in inter-disciplinary training in social sciences, ranging from economics, psychology, sociology to politics
  • Providing students with broad-based social sciences knowledge to better understand the working of the society
  • Preparing students for further studies in various social sciences disciplines

Programme Objectives

  • Equips students with a solid foundation of social sciences disciplines in economics, psychology, sociology and politics for articulation to different undergraduate programmes

  • Trains students to analyse social issues through an inter-disciplinary approach

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate the familiarity with different approaches to the study of politics, economics, and sociology;
  • evaluate information from diverse sources and use appropriate methods to conduct research;
  • ​apply knowledge as well as theories of various social science disciplines to everyday life;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of English and Chinese languages and communicate effectively for further studies or work;
  • apply creative problem-solving, IT applications, and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuits; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of cross-disciplinary knowledge and possible cross-disciplinary application.


General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Academic Purposes I

  • English for Academic Purposes II

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language for Communication I

  • Chinese Language for Communication II

  • Chinese Language for Communication III

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Understanding Sociology

  • Basic Economics

  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations

  • Research Methods in Social Sciences

  • Introduction to Political Science

  • Hong Kong Politics

  • Hong Kong Society


Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)


Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Year 2)

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Asian & International Studies, City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Science in Global Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons), Lingnan University

Career Prospects

  • Commerce

  • Education

  • Research

  • Social Services

  • Councillor Assistant

  • Government or Non-governmental Organisations


  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.


The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing



  • 2017年社會科學副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港理工大學專業進修學院社會科學(榮譽)學士 ─ 心理學課程一年級
嶺南 ─ 玲瓏 ─ 麻雀雖小五臟俱全,人的空間反而更多,學院師生關係緊密,適合靜下心來思考學習。獨特的「小書院」氣氛,畢業後亦教人懷念。而課程設計內容全面,幫學生打好基礎,亦令自己有機會繼續追逐讀書夢。


  • 2016年社會科學副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港教育大學心理學社會科學(榮譽)學士課程一年級