Programme Introduction

The BASc(GHD) help students develop the foundational multidisciplinary and international perspectives, the core blocks of knowledge and the people and systems oriented competencies needed to succeed in modern health and development related fields.

The curriculum combines:

  • Basic to intermediate level courses across multiple Faculties (Architecture, Business and Economics, Law, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences)
  • Advanced seminars and case studies
  • Placements in overseas/local organisations
  • Mentoring on career choices and leadership
  • BASc courses on leadership and big data analytics
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What You’ll Study

Interdisciplinary Major

This interdisciplinary major is hosted by the LKS Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with Faculties of Architecture; Business and Economics; Law; Science; and Social Sciences.

Four anchoring courses, one in each year of study, adopt a case-based problem-solving approach to assist students to navigate the interconnectedness among the various academic disciplines. 

Three BASc Core Courses will be offered in Year 1 and 2 to cultivate an interdisciplinary mindset in students, to nurture their leadership and advocacy talents, and to hone their skills in cutting-edge big data sciences.

Minor Options & Electives

Students can plan their study with the remaining credits in various manners, such as taking a minor, and/or electives offered within the BASc(GHD) curriculum or those offered in other curricula across Faculties.

Within BASc(GHD) curriculum, the minor options offered include Global Health and Global Development in Asia.

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Exciting Opportunities

A distinctive feature of the programme is a compulsory capstone, during which students will be placed in an overseas/local organisation for about 6 months arranged by HKU. Students will gain exposure to real life global health and development challenges. They will have the opportunity to gain practical experience and receive mentoring from organisations at the forefront of Global Health and Development, which will help pave the path to their career.

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Career Prospects

Students will have the educational foundation, interdisciplinary skills and practical experience needed to launch a broad range of careers in sectors such as global health, development and economics, industry, academia, government and non-governmental organisations. The competencies, perspectives, knowledge and skills will enable students to take on technical, academic, strategic and leadership related roles.

Graduates can pursue postgraduate studies in disciplines complementary to global health and development locally or at our overseas partner institutions.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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