Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 54458

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

63 credits

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr BAI Xue

  • This programme is offered within the BA(Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences.
  • Credit transfers may be granted to applicants whose previous study is relevant to the programme.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims
The overall aim of this programme is to develop and prepare students with multi-disciplinary competence, and the capacity of social innovation and entrepreneurship to work with the increasingly diverse ageing populations; to equip students with a full scope of knowledge, skills and abilities to plan, deliver, manage, evaluate and coordinate active ageing and care services across social and health care settings and in the growing “silver market”, and to meet the emerging needs of the ageing society. 


The main features of the programme are as follows.


a) The programme takes a broad-based and multidisciplinary approach, and the curriculum covers four important themes including i) ageing and social policy, ii) active ageing and health promotion, iii) leadership and management in ageing services, and iv) social innovations and entrepreneurship in silver industries.


b) A multidisciplinary academic and professional teaching team has been formed with expertise in gerontology, social work, social policy, service management and administration, sociology, nursing, rehabilitation science, psychology, design, hotel and tourism management, financial management and technology.


c) 240 hours of Work-Integrated Education (WIE) (i.e., applied ageing studies and service management internship) and a Capstone Project are arranged for promoting better integration of knowledge into practice.


With a wide range of collaborating agencies, the curriculum allows students with diverse interests to choose one out of the four main areas for their internship and capstone projects to prepare them for subsequent career choices.



This is a 2-year full-time top-up degree programme. Students are required to complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation.


General University Requirement*

  • 2 Cluster-Area Requirement subjects [minimum 3 credits of which in subjects designated as China-related “CSR”; plus “R” and “W” requirements in English and Chinese.]
  • Service Learning

*Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the undergraduate degree LCR based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme’s normal credit requirements.


Discipline-Specific Language Requirement

  • Chinese Communication for Applied Ageing Studies & Service Management
  • Professional English for Applied Ageing Studies & Service Management Students


Professional Core

  • Ageing, Family and Society
  • Health and Ageing
  • Legal Aspects of Human Services
  • Management in Human Services
  • Marketing Strategies and Skills in Human Services
  • Participatory Design and Innovation in an Ageing Society
  • Physical Activity and Practice for Active Ageing
  • Psychology and Ageing
  • Skills and Practice of Working with Older Adults
  • Social Policy and Social Care for an Ageing Society
  • Social Research Methods
  • Special Seminars on Ageing and Service Management


Professional Electives (choose 2 subjects)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Management in Human Services
  • Programme Planning & Evaluation
  • Social Capital
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

Work-Integrated Education (Clinical/Field Training)

  • Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management Internship


Capstone Project

  • Capstone Project for Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management


More information on the programme can be obtained here.


Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

Graduates can seek employment in human services, government agencies, voluntary and non-governmental organisations, social enterprises or companies in the private sector that provide services and products for the ageing population.

Entrance Requirements

An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognised institution.


Preference will be given to graduates from social sciences, social work, psychology, policy and administration, management, guidance and counselling, and health sciences.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 5717 ; e-mail:

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Around March 2020 (tentatively)
Mode:Online written assessment

To assess applicants’ potential for studying and interest in the programme, to test their language competence and communication skills, and to gauge their understanding of current and emerging issues facing an ageing society.


About 1 hour

  • Suitable applicants will be invited to interviews.
  • Interview cancelled and replaced by online written assessment.
  • The above arrangements may change with due consideration of unforeseen circumstances.