Postgraduate Placements

The road to a degree from the Division of Social Science (SOSC) offers many rewards along the way. While most students find the collegial experience intrinsically valuable, they learn quickly upon graduation that their degrees provide them with equally valuable career advantages. Graduates from our various programs pursue fulfilling, high-paying careers in many industries and occupations.

Taught Postgraduate Programs

The MA in Social Science program offers training for individuals seeking employment in business, government, mass media, and education. MA Social Science graduates now work in the Hong Kong SAR government as executive or administrative secretaries, in quasi-governmental organizations such as “Invest HK”, in local industry in Hong Kong, in local newspapers (such as Ming Pao), and also as teachers in local primary and secondary schools. Other graduates have used their academic training as a springboard to pursuing research-based programs in one of the social science disciplines either at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) or elsewhere.

Research Postgraduate Programs

 

MPhil in Social Science

Our MPhil graduates typically either treat the degree as an end in itself or build on it as preparation for PhD candidacy.

Most individuals who have used the MPhil degree as preparation for pursuing a PhD have completed their PhDs in the Division of Social Science at HKUST, while others have pursued/completed their PhDs at prestigious universities abroad (a sample of whom is posted below).

Name Graduating Year PhD Obtained From / Currently Underway At Current Position and Organization
PITTS, Elizabeth Katherine 1996 The University of Queensland  
YU, Wing Yat 1996 The University of Hong Kong Associate Professor
University of Macau
CAI, Yongshun 1997 Stanford University, USA Chair Professor
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
SHARIF, Naubahar 1997 Cornell University, USA Associate Professor
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
ZHONG, Jing 1999 Indiana University  
CHEUNG, Hok Wong 2002 The City University of Hong Kong Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
TANG, Yong 2002 The University of Hong Kong Associate Professor
Shen Zhen University
KIKON, Dolly 2004 Stanford University, USA Senior Lecturer
School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
CHENG, Jinhua 2005 Yale University, USA Distinguished Professor of Law & Vice Dean,
Executive Director of the Law and Society Centre, Koguan School of Law,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, The Law and Society Center
TANG, Jialong 2005 Nankai University, People’s Republic of China Vice Director & Associate Research Fellow
Tianjin Institute for Science of Science, People’s Republic of China
GUAN, Kai 2006 Minzu University, People’s Republic of China Associate Professor
Minzu University, People’s Republic of China
GUO, Maocan 2006 Harvard University, USA  
SHEN, Jing 2006 University of Toronto, Canada  
SIU, Yu Kwan Kaxton 2006 The Australian National University Assistant Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
TIAN, Fangmeng 2006 George Mason University, USA Assistant Professor
School of Social Development and Public Policy

Beijing Normal University, People’s Republic of China
ZHOU, Hang 2006 PhD in Applied Social Science, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University  
ZHU, Kejia 2006 University of British Columbia, Canada  
HAN, Jia 2007 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Acquisitions editor
Hong Kong University Press 
ZHANG, Lei 2007 University of Minnesota  
CHE, Yi 2009 The University of Hong Kong Assistant Professor
Antai College of Economics and Management
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People’s Republic of China
CHEN, Tao 2009 Ph.D. in Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Associate Professor
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
WANG, Danqing 2009 PhD in Management,INSEAD (France) Assistant Professor in Management,
School of Business and Management,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
WANG, Fang 2009 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Assistant Professor
College of Public Administration,
East China Normal University, People’s Republic of China
JIANG, Da 2010 The Chinese University of Hong Kong  
LUO, Weixiang 2010 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor
The Institute of Population Studies, Fudan University,
People’s Republic of China

SONG, Xi 2010 UCLA, USA Assistant Professor in Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
XU, Pianpian 2010 Yale University, USA Senior Product Manager,
Grovo Learning
CHAN, Wing Sun 2011 University of Manitoba, Canada Officer
Hong Kong Council of Social Service
LI, Lan 2011 Peking University Assistant Researcher
Institute of Higher Education
Beijing University of Technology
SUN, Qi 2011 The University of Hong Kong  
WANG, Qian 2011 UCLA, USA  
MA, Sen 2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  
WANG, Yige 2012 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
WEN, Fangqi 2012 New York University  
YANG, Feng 2012 UCLA, USA  
ZENG, Zhaojin 2012 University of Texas-Austin, USA  
LI, Yiran 2013 Department of Politics and Public Administration,The University of Hong Kong Assistant Professor,University of Macau
TANG, Yun Tong 2013 University of Manchester, UK  
WEN, Meizhen 2013 Anthropology, Australian National University  
FAN, Xinguang 2014 University of Washington  
TIAN, Yuan 2014 Northwestern University  
XIANG, Nuannuan 2014 University of Chicago, USA  
ZANG, Xiaolu 2014 Duke University Assistant Professor,
Yale University
CHEN, Bijia 2015 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
/ HKPFS Recipient
 
DAI, Yue 2015 Sociology, University of Virginia  
SHEN, Xiaoxiao 2015 PhD in Politics, Princeton University  
XU, Ruozhi 2015 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
/ HKPFS Recipient
 
ZENG, Donglin 2015 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
CHEN, Jiaying 2016 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
/ HKPFS Recipient
 
JIANG, Siyun 2016 Political Science, University of Texas at Austin  
LI, Zeren 2016 PhD in Political Science, Duke University  
SHI, Shuang 2016 The University of Hong Kong  
YANG, Wenhui 2016 PhD in Political Science, University of Texas at Austin  
YU, Zeyang 2016 PhD in Political Science, University of Chicago  
ZHANG, Jing 2016 MA in Social Science, University of Chicago  
CHO, Youn Soo 2017 Department of Public Policy, The City University of Hong Kong  
GE, Xincheng 2017 PhD in Politics, New York University  
LI, Xiangning 2017 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / HKPFS Recipient  
LIU, Mengyu 2017 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
LU, Yao 2017 PhD in Sociology, University of California Davis  
WANG, Yuqian 2017 Princeton University  
NG, Ka Lun 2017 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
DIAO, Wentian 2018 PhD in Economics, National University of Singapore  
FANG, Jun 2018 PhD in Political Science, University of Michigan  
FU, Zheng 2018 PhD in Sociology, Columbia University  
HUANG, Bin 2018 PhD in Economics, University of Zurich  
HUANG, Jingyang 2018 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
KANG, Siqin 2018 PhD in Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong  
LUO, Wei 2018 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
REN, Bamboo Yunzhu 2018 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / HKPFS Recipient  
SHI, Jiaxin 2018 DPhil in Sociology, University of Oxford  
WANG, Qingyan 2018 PhD in Political Science, University of Georgia  
WU, Wenbing 2019 PhD in Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Science, The University of Hong Kong  
HUANG, Zhuojun 2019 PhD in Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong  
KANG, Ke 2019 PhD in Economics, The University of Hong Kong  
WANG Runnan 2019 PhD in Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  
HE, Ning 2019 PhD in Politics, New York University  
SHA, Wenbiao 2019 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
PENG, Wenwei 2019 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology /HKPFS Recipient  
YIN, Jun 2019 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
HE, Xin 2020 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
LIU, Siqin 2020 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
LIU, Zhengcheng 2020 PhD in Economics, The University of Hong Kong  
LU, Wenzhi 2020 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology /HKPFS Recipient  
MA, Shaocong 2020 PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  

Note: Information accurate as of Nov 2020

Most graduates who have used the MPhil degree as an end in itself (a sample of whom is posted below) pursue careers in education as project officers, research fellows, research associates, senior research assistants, instructional assistants, or lecturers at local tertiary education institutions or as teachers in local schools. Others have taken up similar positions in industry, as senior analysts and researchers.

Name Graduating Year Position Organization
LEE, Fung Sze 1994 ICAC Officer Independent Commission Against Corruption
WONG, Ngar Lai 1994 Programme Director Hong Kong Trustees’ Association
CHANG, Jingfeng 1995 Manager Beijing Jiayuan Real Estate Investment Co. Ltd.
CHENG, Lai Ling 1995 Supervisor SKH Dioceoean Walfare Council
SHIRO, Mitsumori 1997 Senior Specialist The Institute for Future Technology
KAN, Ka Kit 2000 Lay Missionary Hong Kong Alliance Mission
KWOK, Man Kit 2000 Director of Development City University of Hong Kong
TANG, Wing Yan 2003 APSM Kwong Ming School, Hong Kong
LEUNG, Suk Man 2004 Senior Planning Manager – Asia Pac Shell Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong
WONG, Pei Wai 2004 Research Associate (Part-time) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
CHENG, Fung Ping Rosangela 2005 Fieldwork Instructor (Part-time) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HUANG, Yang 2006 Risk Analyst Repsol
TAM, Pui Nga 2006 Program Manager Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu
JIANG, Ying 2008 Learning Designer Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
LI, Siliang 2008 Business Manager, Strategic Clients Department China Construction Bank (H.O.).
SUN, Yuanjia 2008 Equity Analyst Boomway Asset Management Ltd.
WONG, Chi Hang 2008 Part-time Tutor The Open University of Hong Kong
YAU, Tze Ken 2008 Lecturer The City University of Hong Kong
YEUNG, Lai Shan 2008 Senior AO HKSAR (Housing Department)
ZHUANG, Sijin 2008 Auditor Earnest & Young, Hong Kong
FUNG, Pik Ki 2009 Organizer 香港駐內地勞工, NGO
HOU, Miaomiao 2009 Editor China Social Sciences Press
ZHANG, Chuncen 2009 Founder TLINE Education
CHOW, Sik Yan 2010 Senior RA The Education University of Hong Kong
SO, Lok Yee Sophia 2010 Teaching Assistant The University of Hong Kong
YANG, Fan 2010 Credit Manager China Development Bank, Hong Kong Branch
YANG, Zixiao 2010 General Strategic Director China Mobile Games & Entertainment Group Ltd
YUEN, Chi Yan 2010 Lecturer The Open University of Hong Kong
TO, Chi Wai 2011 Warden Hong Kong Sports Institute
XIAO, Dongliang 2011 Founder Seafarer IT
XIN, Jiyun 2011 CEO 瀚一數據科技(深圳)有限公司
YANG, Fan 2011 Credit Manager China Development Bank, HK Branch
YU, Shanshan 2011 User Experience Researcher NetEase, Inc
HU, Jing 2012 Program Manager CEO Global Education Foundation
SUN, Meng 2012 Senior Research Executive WITOP Research
WANG, Tong 2012 Research Assistant The City University of Hong Kong
WONG, Wai Yin 2013 Officer (Policy Research And Advocacy) The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
XIA, Qing 2013 Economist Daiwa Capital Markets
ZHENG, Runze 2014 Vice President Joincap Group
YANG, Yang 2016 Research Assistant The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HUANG, Bin 2018 Research Assistant The University of Hong Kong
WU, Sixin 2018 Analyst Deloitte Consulting
ZHONG, Zeming 2018 ByteDance Market & User Researcher
LI, Xueying 2019 Research Assistant The University of Hong Kong
CHANDRA, Kevin 2019 Research Assistant The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Note: Information accurate as of Oct 2020

PhD in Social Science

The PhD in Social Science program provides students with rigorous training that prepares them for careers in academia or research-oriented positions in industry or government. That students receive world-class methodological and theoretical training is evidenced by the success of our Social Science PhD graduates. Although our program is relatively new, our graduates have achieved great success in the pursuit of their careers, as shown by the sample of Social Science PhD graduate placements listed in the table below.
Alumni who were awardees in the Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) are starred.

Name Graduating Year Position Organization
ZHANG, Zhanxin 2000 Professor Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, People’s Republic of China
LI, Qiong 2001 Epidemiologist Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Cancer Surveillance
ZHOU, Fei Zhou 2001 Professor Department of Sociology, Peking University, People’s Republic of China
ZHAO, Yang 2002 Head of Division Division of Policy and Reform, Ministry of Agricuture and Rural Affairs, People’s Republic of China
CHEUNG, Siu Lan 2003 Research Assistant Professor Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong
FANG, Huirong 2003 Associate Professor China University of Political Science and Law, People’s Republic of China
TAO, Yick Ku 2003 Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, University of Macau
WANG, Jianping 2003 Chief Statistician CSM Media Research
HO, Wai Yip 2004 Associate Professor The Education University of Hong Kong
SREEKUMAR,
T. T.
2004 Professor MICA-The School of Ideas
HUANG, Xianbi 2006 Senior Lecturer La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
LI, Yu 2006 Professor Department of Sociology, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
WONG, Yin Yue Sharon 2006 General Manager & Publisher Marshall Cavendish HK
LIANG, Yucheng 2007 Professor Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, Sun Yat-sen University, People’s Republic of China
MA, Jianxiong 2007 Associate Professor The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
SUN, Xiulin 2007 Associate Professor Shanghai University, People’s Republic of China
YU, Xiaomin 2007 Associate Professor Beijing Normal University, People’s Republic of China
LAM, Gigi 2008 Lecturer Division of Social Studies, Community College,
The City University of Hong Kong
LEUNG, Chi Yuen 2008 Teaching Fellow The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
LIN, Thung-hong 2008 Research Fellow Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
TJIA, Yin Nor 2008 Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
HAN, Donglin 2009 Professor School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
LEUNG, Chi Yuen 2009 Teaching Fellow Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
GUAN, Bing 2010 Professor School of Public Administration, South China University of Technology
MAN, Chi Wai 2010 Solicitor Di Lizio & Associates 
CHEN, Shuo 2011 Professor Fudan University, People’s Republic of China
LI, Bing 2011 Associate Professor Central University of Finance and Economics, People’s Republic of China
LI, Nan 2011 Professor Department of Economics, Fudan University
MA, Chicheng 2011 Assistant Professor The University of Hong Kong
ZHANG, Zhuoni 2011 Associate Professor City University of Hong Kong
JIANG, Qin 2012 Associate Professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People’s Republic of China
LI, Jun 2012 Professor Institute of Sociology, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, People’s Republic of China
YE, Hua 2012 Associate Professor Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, Sun Yat-sen University, People’s Republic of China
ZHU, Lin 2012 Assistant Professor Sun Yat-sen University, People’s Republic of China
LEUNG, Pak Nang 2013 Associate Professor China University of Political Science and Law, People’s Republic of China
LEUNG Yee Man Yvonne 2013 Part-time Lecturer Lingnan University / Hong Kong Baptist University
MA, Kwok Wai 2013 Assistant Professor BNU-HKBU United International College
SHENG, Zhiming 2013 Assistant Professor Shanghai University, People’s Republic of China
WONG, Tze Wai  2013 Research Associate Hong Kong Institute of
Asia-Pacific Studies,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ZHENG, Bingdao 2013 Assistant Professor Department of Public Administration, Fudan University, People’s Republic of China
GU, Yanfeng 2014 Assistant Professor Institute for Advanced Study, Fudan University
YU, Jia* 2014 Assistant Professor Center for Social Research, Peking University
ZHOU, Titi 2014 Assistant Professor The Education University of Hong Kong
BAI, Ying* 2015 Assistant Professor Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
CHEN, Ting 2015 Assistant Professor Department of Economics, Hong Kong Baptist University
ZENG, Jing 2015 Post-doc Fellow The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
DONG, Hao* 2016 Assistant Professor Center for Social Research, Peking University
HE, Guangye* 2016 Assistant Professor Nanjing University, People’s Republic of China
LI, Zhonglu 2016 Assistant Professor Shenzhen University, People’s Republic of China
WANG, Yanrong 2016 Associate Professor Huazhong University of Science and Technology
XU, Duoduo 2016 Research Assistant Professor & IAS Junior Fellow The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
ZHANG, Jing 2016 Assistant Professor Southeast University, , People’s Republic of China
MIAO, Jia 2017 Research Assistant Professor The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
XIE, Jiaxin 2017 Assistant Professor Jinan University (Guangzhou)
CHAN, Hoi Wing 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow The Chinese University of Hong Kong
WU, Lingwei* 2018 Junior Professor University of Bonn (Germany)
ZENG, Donglin 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher City University of Hong Kong
CHEN, Bijia* 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow Institute of Qing History, Renmin University
CHEN, Jiaying* 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow Renmin University of China, School of Applied Economics
LIU, Mengyu 2021 Visiting Scholar City University of Hong Kong

Note: Information accurate as of Nov 2020
*HKPFS Awardee