Lingnan University TPG Programs Awarded Prestigious UGC Fellowships

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Two of Lingnan University’s Taught Postgraduate Programs have been awarded fellowships from the prestigious University Grants Committee (UGC) Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programs Fellowships Scheme. Successful applicants to the UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programs Fellowships Scheme will benefit from subsidized tuition fees

Lingnan’s Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) (IMCSP) and its Master of Social Sciences in Health and Social Services Management (MHSM) have been awarded 12 and 10 fellowships respectively for the 2020/21 academic year.  Students who receive a fellowship will be required to pay only HK$42,100 for the Academic Year 2020-21, the remaining fee will be subsidized by the fellowship subject up to HK$120,000 per student.

The UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programs Fellowships Scheme aims to attract talented local students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary and in-depth postgraduate training in areas of strategic importance to Hong Kong.

The UGC works to promote excellence in the higher education sector, aiming to establish Hong Kong as the education hub of the region. It nurtures exemplary professionals capable of promoting the economic and social development of Hong Kong.

Lingnan’s Targeted Taught Postgraduate (TPG) programs focus on the priority areas of health and social services management, and social policy. The UGC fellowships are available to programs that promote good health, social progress, and enhance the strategic position of Hong Kong as a regional hub, advance emerging research, and encourage creativity.

Lingnan’s Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) is the only taught master’s program in Hong Kong which makes international comparisons the focal point of studying social policy, development, and governance. Students gain the skills to examine critical areas of social policy including pensions, welfare policy, public support for children and families, employment, and lifelong learning.

The program is delivered by faculty members with diverse international backgrounds and benefits from the perspectives of global experts who participate in guest lectures and workshops.

“Our students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct their own independent research projects and become future leaders in social policy design and delivery,” says Programme Director Professor Stefan Kühner.

The Master of Social Sciences in Health and Social Services Management trains professionals to cope with the issues raised by an aging society.

The degree has a major focus on gerontechnology and the use of technology. Always up to date, the program includes a course that informs students about new technological developments and teaches students how to use advanced technology in social services.

Another program feature is a course on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). “The program will equip students with knowledge in technology and Chinese medicine to tackle aging issues in a rapidly changing society,” says Professor Dickson Chan Chak-kwan, Program Director of MHSM.

Students are required to obtain an offer from either of the two targeted taught postgraduate (TPG) programs by following the normal admission process. Those who are admitted will be invited to apply for the fellowships, which are only open to local students.