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Minor in Social Policy and Administration (54439-YPA)


Programme aim


As government increasingly relies on sound policies to deal with social problems, there is an urgent need to train social administration practitioners with conceptual and methodological competence, as well as social and ethical responsibility.  They are able to make sound analysis based on data or information for policy formulation and make independent judgment in problem solving based on the principle of social justice. 


Intended Learning Outcomes


On graduation, students with a Minor degree in Social Policy and Administration should have the ability to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills in social policy and administration, including fundamental concepts and theories for policy, program planning and management skills in non-government sector and civil society;
  • articulate a global perspective and competence, with an awareness of both global and local contexts in relation to policy and administration practice;
  • recognize the social and ethical responsibility of their decisions and actions, including social justice issues relevant to the practice of social policy and administration and their commitment to the society.


Who are eligible to take the Minor in Social Policy and Administration?


Students enrolling on full-time 4-year undergraduate degree programmes can apply for the Minor programme by submitting their applications to and obtaining approval from the Minor-offering Department starting from their second year of study.  To be eligible for enrollment on a Minor, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above at the time of application for Minor enrollment.

Students majoring in BA(Hons) in Social Policy and Administration (54439-SPA) are not allowed to take this Minor programme.

Students who are not enrolled in such programme may take any subjects from the Minor programme as their additional subjects.






Award Requirements


Students can obtain a Minor degree in Social Policy and Administration after completion of 18 credits in 6 subjects with at least 50% of subjects at level 3 or above. 


List of Subjects


To choose a subject of the Minor programme, students should register through eStudent during the subject registration and/or add/drop periods as announced by the Academic Secretariat.

The list of subjects can be DOWDLOADED here.





For academic enquiry
Dr CHOW Sung-ming
3400 3014


For administrative enquiry
Ms Shirley YEUNG
2766 5746

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