The Master of Social Science in Government and Politics (Greater China) is a taught Master Programme and open to all prospective applicants who interested in pursuing Government and Politics or Greater China Studies as a second degree. Applicants who hold a bachelor degree in a discipline other than government and politics are also eligible to apply the Programme.
MSSc in GPGC
has a broader geographical and thematic coverage than most of Master of Art programmes in China Studies. Geographically it covers Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao), and thematically it covers political institution and reform, public administration, foreign policies and regional international relations, human rights and constitutionalism, environmental politics, civil society, media and political communications, and etc.
emphasize on social science perspective and research methodology.
most of the courses will be delivered by faculties in GPA Department.
The GPA Department has a traditional partnership with University Service Centre for China Studies (USC), a prestigious research library
in the international community of China Studies. Students
of MSSc in GPGC will have opportunities to interact
with renowned experts of China Studies from all over
teaching language will be English and Putonghua.
To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary Greater China from social science (political science in particular) perspectives, and to encourage them to form independent analysis and critical assessment of contemporary Greater China;
To sharpen students' knowledge of the complex relationships of political, sociological, historical, economic and managerial factors in Greater China through social scientific approaches; and
To enhance students' sensitivity to the issues generated by the rapid transformations in Greater China societies with a global view.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units of courses (8 courses), among them 5 are required courses:
GPGC5001 Institution and Reform in Contemporary China
GPGC5002 HK, Macao, Taiwan Politics in Comparative Perspective
GPGC5003 Greater China and the World
GPGC5004 Public Policy and Administration in Greater China
GPGC5005 Methods in Social Science Research
Normal Study Period
Maximum Study Period
1 year (2 terms)
3 years (6 terms)
2 years (4 terms)
4 years (8 terms)
The teaching language will be English and Putonghua, with Cantonese a supplementary language. Some courses may be conducted entirely in English. Normally course readings will include both English and Chinese materials.