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JSST06: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Gerontology (SSSDP)
Programme Information for 2024/2025 Entry
Programme code
Study level
Bachelor’s degree
Programme full title (English)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Gerontology
(The programme has been selected for the Education Bureau’s Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes. It offers multiple entry routes and articulation pathways.  For details, please refer to the website of the respective programme.)
Programme full title (Chinese)
Programme short name
Programme duration
4 years
Study Area
Social Sciences
Short description
The programme provides students with a full scope of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning opportunities in gerontological areas. Graduates will have ample employment opportunities. For example, they can pursue a career in social services as a community project organiser, or a project officer; in academic and educational institutions as an ageing-related service research analyst; in business or finance sectors as a pre-retirement coordinator, or a fitness trainer in silver-hair market; or public services as an associate researcher, etc.  Also, they can pursue further study in postgraduate programmes such as Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) Programme, Master of Social Sciences (Gerontology), Master of Social Work, Master of Health Administration or Management, Master of Social Service Management, Master of Social Policy, Master of Psychological Medicine (Psychosis Studies), etc. in local or overseas universities or institutes.
Remarks: Year-1 entry students who successfully completed specified healthcare-related courses in the Programme within 24 months are eligible for application of Registered Health Worker through the Programme.
Registry – Admissions Team
3190 6673
[email protected]
Entry requirements
Please click here.
Alternative Qualification(s) in Chinese Language (for NCS applicants only):
Minimum grade required
General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) – (Advanced Level) (only UK accredited GCE will be considered)
Grade E
General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) – (Ordinary Level) (only UK accredited GCE will be considered)
Grade C
General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (GCSE)
Grade 4 or C
International General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (IGCSE)
Grade 4 or C
Requirement remark
  • Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.
  • Students with HKDSE English Language results at Level 3 are required to complete non-credit bearing English enhancement course(s) in the first year of study.
Interview requirement
Yes (on a selective basis)
Intake quota
Tuition fees
Annual tuition fees after deduction of subsidy from the Government:
Tung Wah College will adjust the tuition fee of its programmes based on the Composite Consumer Price Index to be announced by the Government annually.
The above tuition fee is net of annual subsidy under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP).  In 2024/2025 academic year, the annual subsidy under the SSSDP is $45,810 for non-laboratory-based undergraduate programmes, plus an additional annual subsidy of $5,000 for this applied degree programme that have undergone the relevant accreditation.  The annual subsidy amount may vary in each academic year subject to the announcement by the Education Bureau.  For details, please visit http://www.cspe.edu.hk/sssdp.
Only local students are eligible to be subsidised under SSSDP.
2023 JUPAS Programme Admission Score
JSST06: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Gerontology   
The Admission Score is computed by the best five subjects in HKDSE, where Level 2 = 2 points, Level 3 = 3 points, Level 4 = 4 points, Level 5/5*/5** = 5/6/7 points.
Programme Leader
Dr. Daniel LEUNG

PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
MSocSc (with distinction), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
BSSc, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chartered Psychologist (United Kingdom)

Email: [email protected]

Application Procedures
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King’s Park Campus
Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building,
31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Hong Kong
Mongkok Campus
Cheung Kung Hai Memorial Building, 90A,
and Cheung Chin Lan Hong Building, 98,
Shantung Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Kwai Hing Campus
16/F, Tower 2,
Kowloon Commerce Centre,
51 Kwai Cheong Road,
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
(852) 3190 6678