MA in Sociology Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 19910-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
Established since the early 1960’s, our Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the oldest and largest sociology department in Hong Kong. Throughout the past forty years, our Department has played a leading role in the teaching of sociology and conducting of social research in the community. Against the backdrop of Hong Kong becoming a modern and knowledge-based society, our taught Master’s degree programme (M.A. in Sociology), first offered in 2005-06 with both full-time and part-time modes, is specifically designed to meet the growing demand for postgraduate training in the society. The major objective of the programme is to facilitate life-long self-improvement and career development through strengthening students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills and broadening their perspectives and knowledge base.
Sociology is a rigorous and systematic study of social interaction and social life. Students will be guided to take a fresh look at how personal experiences of individuals may actually be patterned by wider social and structural forces. Sociologists like to look beyond common sense to unveil the hidden assumptions and inherent contradictions in social institutions and social policies. Through our Master’s programme, students will be introduced to a variety of penetrating and yet competing perspectives for the analysis of social phenomena, which are particularly useful in the present rapidly changing society. In addition to taking students through an exciting and eye-opening intellectual journey, our programme will also equip them with practical social research knowledge and skills.

About University

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

Unique College System

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

Academic Programmes

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

Research Excellence

CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Great Campus in a Great City

CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.


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