Ethics and Public Affairs

Study mode:Day Languages: English Duration:1 year
Local:$ 12.9k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 12.9k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
StudyQA ranking:570

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The aims of this program are:

  1. To enable students to develop multiple interpretive perspectives (religious and philosophical) on perennial and contemporary issues in different contexts of public affairs.
  2. To help students appreciate and respect diversity within modern society in order to assess and handle conflicting values in critically informed and creative ways.
  3. To help students further develop and reflect on their own values, so that they will be able to justify their own decisions, judgments and convictions, and so become informed and responsible citizens in their community, nation and the world.
  4. To equip future secondary school Liberal Studies teachers with subject knowledge of most modules.
  5. To stimulate the students’ interest in, and a reflective understanding of, public affairs.
  6. To enhance awareness and knowledge of the value dimensions of discourses on economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and environmental affairs.
  7. To provide a transition to the eventual pursuit of further studies in various disciplines.
Foundation Courses 6 units
Approaches to the Study of Values 3 units
Critical Thinking for Public Affairs 3 units
   
Programme Stream  
Required Courses 18 units
Social Justice 3 units
Values and Socio-Cultural Issues in Hong Kong Today 3 units
Traditional Values and Moral Challenges in Modern China 3 units
Law, Liberty and Morality 3 units
Public Health and the Common Good 3 units
Science, Technology and Environmental Ethics 3 units
   
Elective Courses 3 units
(Students can select either ONE out of the two elective courses)  
Globalisation: Cultural and Ethical Issues 3 units
Human Rights in a Multicultural World 3 units
   
Dissertation Stream  
Required / Elective Courses 15 units
(Students need to choose FIVE required / elective courses)  
Social Justice 3 units
Values and Socio-Cultural Issues in Hong Kong Today 3 units
Traditional Values and Moral Challenges in Modern China 3 units
Law, Liberty and Morality 3 units
Public Health and the Common Good 3 units
Science, Technology and Environmental Ethics 3 units
Globalisation: Cultural and Ethical Issues* 3 units
Human Rights in a Multicultural World* 3 units
   
Dissertation 6 units

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess:

  1. a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or comparable institution; or
  2. a qualification deemed to be equivalent.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s degrees were obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  1. a score of 537 (paper-based) or 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  2. an overall band score of 6.0 in IELTS; or
  3. a score of 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of China; or
  4. a score of 60 (pass grade) in the Test for English Majors Level 8 (TEM-8) of China; or
  5. pass in both oral and written examinations in the Public English Test System Level 5 (PETS-5) of China.

The Government offers financial assistance in the form of non-means-tested loan to all students.  The beneficiaries are expected to repay their loans within a specified period after graduation. 
Scholarships are bestowed upon selected recipients including new students on the basis of academic merits and other criteria stipulated by the donors. 

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