About the Faculty 

The University of Hong Kong is proud to announce the launch of an exciting suite of new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programmes from the 2019/20 academic year, designed to meet the needs of our ever-changing global society. 

The new Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degrees, involving all ten faculties, are aimed at nurturing globally-minded thinkers and leaders able to leverage their interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to address the contemporary and future challenges of our increasingly complex world. There are five BASc programmes and one BASc programme for senior year students. These are:

  • BASc
  • BASc(AppliedAI)
  • BASc(Design+)
  • BASc(FinTech)
  • BASc(GlobalHealth&Development)
  • BASc(Social Data Science)

In bringing together the arts and sciences, the new BASc programmes are designed to develop an interdisciplinary mindset and approach to learning, crossing traditional faculty lines and enabling students to work creatively and collaboratively in adopting innovative ways of thinking and problem solving.

The BASc family is unique, and will provide high-quality, transformative learning experiences for the best and brightest talents locally and from around the world, such as:

  • a cutting-edge leadership programme
  • exchange opportunities (e.g. with Yale, UCBerkeley, UBC, LSE, UCL, etc.)
  • internship opportunities (e.g. Google, NVidia, WHO, UN, etc.)
  • experiential learning

Graduates will be equipped to eventually take on leadership positions in education, government, business and industry as well as further studies in peer institutions in Hong Kong or internationally.

For more details, please visit: https://basc.hku.hk/ 

Degrees Offered
Title Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences BASc 6212 24
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence BASc(AppliedAI) 6224 15
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+ BASc(Design+) 6236 15
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology BASc(FinTech) 6248 24
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development BASc(GHD) 6250 20

As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

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