PhD in Social Sciences Lingnan University
Lingnan University is the liberal arts university in Hong Kong and we have the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Our history can be dated back to 1888, when our forerunner, the Christian College in China, was founded in Guangzhou, and to 1967, when the institution, as Lingnan College, was re-established in Hong Kong. In 2015, Lingnan University was named as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts College in Asia” by Forbes.
Our Quality Liberal Arts Education
We offer undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and our broad curriculum covers an array of general education and interdisciplinary courses to provide students with a firm knowledge foundation across different subjects. We groom students to think critically and creatively, judge independently, care genuinely, and act appropriately and responsibly, and we prepare them to pursue their goals in a rapidly changing environment.
True to our identity as a liberal arts university, we are characterised by our broad-based curriculum, a fully residential campus, close faculty-student relationship and an emphasis on exchange and extra-curricular learning experiences.
To gain experience in real work settings and broaden exposure in culturally diverse environments, Lingnan students can participate in various international internship programmes including ASEAN Internship Scheme, Global Internships, Disney Cultural Exchange Program, Mainland Summer Internship Programme and many others. About 80% of our undergraduates can spend a term studying abroad in one of our 190-plus partner institutions in about 40 countries, or participate in short-term summer programmes. We also uphold our motto “Education for Service” by providing students with service-learning and community service opportunities for engaging with society and helping those in need.
Lingnan University encourages faculty and students to contribute to society through research and knowledge transfer. Our sizable pool of experienced scholars in the arts, business and social sciences disciplines combine scholarly work with applied, policy-oriented research, and address topics in areas like finance, fiscal and monetary policy, cultural policy, creative industries, health and ageing, population, and institutions and governance.
To broaden the global experiences of students and faculty, we have been dedicated to building a multi-cultural campus and actively establishing strategic collaborations with institutions worldwide. Over 50% of our 180-plus faculty members have an international background in academic training and research work, while more than 300 exchange students pursue their studies at Lingnan every year. Our researchers collaborate with scholars at universities across Asia and around the world, and we have become a member of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) since April 2012.
A place where transformation happens.
Liberal Arts and Cross-disciplinary Curriculum
Our comprehensive and intellectually stimulating liberal arts curriculum span the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences. Our students understand issues and analyse problems from different perspectives. The inclusion of a Core Curriculum ensures the balance between disciplinary depth and broad-based education. A Lingnan education will give you the depth and versatility to think and act in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world.
Close Faculty-Student Relationship
Our professors know their students. With our small class size and over 64% of our 202-plus faculty members with an aninternational background either in academic training or research experience, you will get inspired in and out of the classroom.
Abundant Global Learning Opportunities
Learning is not confined to lectures and tutorials. With more than 190 partner institutions in about 40 countries, over 80% of our undergraduates go on exchange or participate in summer or winter programmes. Students also benefit from our Global Internship Programmes, Student Development Programmes and Mentoring Programmes. These will help you develop global perspectives, creative and critical thinking as well as effective communication skills－timeless tools that prepare you for your first job, and your last one.
Community Serving for Positive Changes
Our students learn to serve and serve to learn. A Lingnan education will empower you to make positive changes to the world. See how our students contribute to society through our Civic Engagement Programmes and Service-Learning Programmes.