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Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International)

12 months
17205 USD/year
17205 USD/year
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The Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) programme from Lingnan University is geared towards students that graduate from various social sciences disciplines who try to find their own way to make a positive impact in the society.


Comparable to other social policy programmes in universities in Europe, the one-year full-time – or two-year part-time – Masters programme accentuates the applicability of what students learn within the classrooms, while provoking students to review existing policies.

Scrutinising public policies and management concepts alongside insights from Economics and Sociology, the Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) programme from Lingnan University helps students arrive at critical and well-informed conclusions on concrete policy issues and how they may be dealt with differently.


Questions from the promotion of gender equality in the labour market through social security to the support early education programmes gives to toddlers’ cognitive development are also expected to be popular subject matters that students wish to investigate in their independent study projects, under the guidance of expert supervisors in relevant fields.

 The training students receive from the early exposure to pressing issues will adequately prepare them for ground-level work as soon as they leave school.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Policy Analysis: Comparative Perspectives
  • Comparative Social Policy Research Methods
  • Comparative Social Policy in Greater China and East Asia
  • Globalisation, Policy and Society
  • Asia Pacific Comparative Development and Policy Symposium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Identity card, passport, or travel document
    • Transcripts
    • Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL), if needed [Applicants may submit results of CET-6 as supplementary information]
    • Graduation certificates/ Bachelor's degree certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17205 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17205 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17205 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17205 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • HKD135,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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