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Associate of Geography (New)

Programme Code: AD 125 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315 ageo@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : AD 125

Programme Aims & Features

‘Everything has to do with Geography, and Geography has to do with everything’.

Geography is a multi-disciplinary field which incorporates concepts and techniques from Social and Natural Sciences to study the interrelationships between people and their environment and the interaction of people. The Associate of Geography programme is designed to provide a balanced mix of human and natural geography, which is an ideal gateway for those who would like to further their studies in Geography-related degree programmes.

Opportunities for Further Studies

Graduates who want to pursue higher education will be eligible to apply for UGC-funded and self-funded Geography-related bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local universities. Below are some examples*:

The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography and Resource Management
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Global Studies

The City University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies

The Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies - Geography Concentration
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography and Bachelor of Education in Liberal Studies Teaching

The Education University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Global and Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Education in Geography

Career Prospects

Geography is a multi-disciplinary field, and thus graduates of the programme have a very wide spectrum of career choices in various sectors, such as business and finance, government, education, social services, and travel and tourism. Besides, graduates after pursuing advanced professional degrees may be able to practice in various sectors which include education, urban planning, environmental management, and transport and logistics.

GENERIC SKILLS
Year 1
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
Year 2
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Arts and Humanities
  • Quantitative Analysis I
Experiential Learning
  • Land and People in Hong Kong:  A Field Survey
SPECIALISM

Core

Year 1

  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Sustainable Development in a Globalising World
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Physical Geography

Year 2

  • Urban Planning for Smart and Sustainable Cities
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Globalising China: Economic Reforms and the People
  • Environment and Resource Management
CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
Compulsory Course
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
Culture, Media and Society (Choose one from the below)
  • Exploring Hong Kong through Film and Popular Music
  • Global and Local Cultures: Perspectives and Lenses to Examine Communities and Self
  • Global Issues and Everyday Life
  • In Dialogue with Politics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong
Perspectives in Arts and Humanities (Choose one from the below)
  • Arts and Life: A Journey of Appreciation and Creation
  • Histories, Societies and Identities: Connecting the Past to the Present
  • In Dialogue with Humanity
  • Renewal and Regeneration: China Facing the World
  • Representation of People in Popular Art Forms
Scientific and Technological Literacy (Choose one from the below)
  • Energy and Environment
  • Global Technology
  • Health, Technology and Society
  • Healthy Living
  • Thinking about Science
Lam Wing Fung
Lam Wing Fung
  • 2016-18 Associate of Social Sciences
  • Education University of HK, Bachelor of Education in Geography

HKU SPACE CC provides me with the knowledge to kick off my learning journey in EdUHK. I have learnt a lot of useful concepts with critical thinking that can be transferred to my university studies. Most importantly, the biggest benefit of studying at HKU SPACE CC is not only acquiring academic knowledge but also building an attitude to become more active in studying the things around me. You will be inspired through studying at HKU SPACE CC and you will be more active without being shy of asking for professional academic advice from friendly and kind lecturers. In this place, you will know that whatever you dream of, you can do it.