About School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) is home to research and education in Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Public Policy and Global Affairs. SSS offers study programmes in a range of subjects at both undergraduate and graduate levels, from a BSocSci (Hons) in a Single or Double Major and MSc (by coursework) to MA (by research) and PhD.

At present, SSS has nearly 100 faculty members and around 1,700 students across our undergraduate degree programmes. Students also have the opportunity to choose interdisciplinary studies in Economics and Data Science, or double majors such as Economics and Media Analytics, Economics & Public Policy and Global Affairs.

The School has three interdisciplinary research clusters, namely Global Asia, Environment and Sustainability, and Science and Society as strategic areas of research, which also include a significant dimension of international collaboration and exchange.

Our Research

As one of the four Schools under the umbrella of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers study programmes in a range of social science subjects at both undergraduate and graduate levels, from a BSocSci (Hons) and MSc (by coursework) to MA and PhD (by research).

Research clusters and centre:

  1. Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster 
  2. Global Asia Cluster
  3. Science, Society and Governance Cluster
  4. Economic Growth Centre

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Striving For Excellence

17th for Social Sciences & Management

31st for Politics & International Studies

According to 2021 QS World Rankings by Subject, we are presently ranked 17th for Social Sciences & Management while our subjects are consistently ranked top 100 in the world.

45th for Economics

27th for Psychology

61st for Sociology

66th for Social Policy & Administration