Study for a University of Hull degree in Hong Kong
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"Studying Criminology and Sociology with
Hull has been my unforgettable experience for life. As one of the
best institutions in the UK, studying criminology and sociology, I
have been swamped in the sea of knowledge. My life has been
completely transformed: I become a better person, in senses that I
am more mature, and more importantly, more humble, and more ready
to serve our community."
Joe Wong, Graduate of 2015 and Prize Winner for the
best Hong Kong dissertation in June 2015.
The School of Social Sciences at the University of Hull offers
several of its popular degrees in Hong Kong. Degrees in criminology
have been offered at HKU SPACE Centre for International Degree
Programme since 2009, with degrees in sociology launched in 2013.
These high quality degrees are very popular amongst Hong Kong
students who wish to complete a UK degree programme, and rely on
the established reputation of the University of Hull in these areas
The degrees offered are top-up degrees, with students entering
the degree at Year 2, completing diploma and degree levels with us
over a 2 year period.
The curriculum for each of our programmes is set out in the HKU
SPACE prospectus. You can also find details online:
- BA (Hons) Criminology
- BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology
- BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
- BA (Hons) Sociology
Students are granted admission if they hold (or expect to hold
by September) a relevant Associate Degree or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institution of higher education.
Students should have minimum C grades in a relevant social research
module (qualitative or quantitative), a social sciences module, and
a module in academic English. Students must be resident full-time
in Hong Kong in order to register.
All of our degrees meet the criteria set by the HKSAR School of
Education & Social Sciences, in providing the same high quality
education to Hong Kong students that we provide to students at the
Hull campus, with the same curriculum and access to equivalent
learning resources and student support.
Class representatives are elected each year to liaise regularly
with programme staff at HKU SPACE and the University of Hong Kong,
and they sit on the Joint Board of Studies which meets twice a year
to oversee the degree programmes. Module evaluations are conducted
at the end of every module to ensure that quality stays
consistently high, and the results of these are shared with student
representatives. The programmes are monitored annually by the
University of Hull and HKU SPACE through our regular quality
mechanisms. Programme Directors at HKU SPACE are responsible for
overseeing the welfare of all students and addressing any issues
which may affect participation and performance in the
Students have access to the Hong Kong University library as well
as all eBooks and electronic journal resources at the University of
Hull. Class materials are provided on eBridge, our virtual learning
environment, to support class participation and independent study.
Dissertation supervision is provided by lecturers at the University
of Hull, and supported by regular dissertation workshops.
Our graduates have gone on to jobs in criminal justice agencies,
charities, business, and several have pursued postgraduate study at
highly ranked institutions including LSE, the University of Durham
and Hong Kong University. We have a strong Alumni Association in
Hong Kong which are graduates can join.