DFS Application Code: HP 82-100
AD Application Code: HP 83-200
In order to further enhance Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world’s safest cities in the 21st Century, effective management of crime is crucial, from prevention of crime to detection, prosecution, adjudication, sentencing, correction and reintegration of offenders. Through differentiation and specialisation, there is now considerable career potential in the fields of criminal justice and law enforcement, disciplinary services and security management, all with the common objective of maintaining law and order.
This programme is the first of its kind and is unique in Hong Kong. It has been developed in response to both the future academic and career development potentials in the field of criminal justice and law enforcement in Hong Kong. It is designed to help those interested secondary school leavers, who wish to obtain a tertiary-level qualification in this field, to explore their academic potential and career aspirations in criminal justice and law enforcement.
Programme Aims and Features
This programme aims to equip the students with both the theoretical and practical groundings in the core knowledge and specialism skills as required for serving the modern criminal justice systems. The curriculum focuses mostly on the social, legal and scientific aspects of the administration of justice with particular emphasis within the local context. Through outdoor law enforcement training workshops and activities, students are provided with hands-on experiences for learning the essential characteristics required for law enforcement practitioners. In addition, it provides students with a broad-based foundation in Social Sciences and hence prepares them for higher level studies in related disciplines.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Programmes offered by local universities
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Social Sciences or other related disciplines offered by local (including HKU) universities. The list below shows the UGC-funded degree offers that our graduates/ students received in the past*:
- The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Science
BSc Community Health Practice
BSSc Global Studies
- City University of Hong Kong
BSocSc Applied Sociology
BSocSc Asian and International Studies
BSocSc Environmental Policy
BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
BSocSc Public Policy, Management, and Politics
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration
- Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons) Visual Arts
BSSc (Hons) Sociology
- The Education University of Hong Kong
BSocSc (Hons) Global and Environmental Studies
*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.
Programmes offered by overseas universities
Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Social Sciences or other related disciplines offered by overseas universities:
- Full-time, Bachelor’s degree programmes offered locally by overseas universities in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC):
- 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology and Sociology, The University of Hull (UK);
- 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology with Psychology, The University of Hull (UK);
- 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology, The University of Hull (UK);
- 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sociology, The University of Hull (UK);
Part-time, 2-year (trimester) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences, offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE.
This programme prepares students for various job opportunities in the field of criminal justice and law enforcement, e.g. Inspector of Police and Police Constable, Correctional Services Officer and Assistant Officer, Immigration Officer, Inspector of Customs, and Investigating Officer and Assistant Officer of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).