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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 Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University
CHENG, Jinhua 2005 Yale University, USA Distinguished Professor of Law
KoGuan Law School,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Executive Director
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 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 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Assistant Professor
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
WANG, Danqing 2009 INSEAD, France Assistant Professor
Faculty of Business and Economics,
The University of Hong Kong
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
Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, USA
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
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  
TANG, Yun Tong 2013 University of Manchester, UK  
WEN, Meizhen 2013 Anthropology, Australian National University  
CHAN, Hoi Wing 2014 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
FAN, Xinguang 2014 University of Washington  
TIAN, Yuan 2014 Northwestern University  
WU, Lingwei 2014 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
/ HKPFS Recipient
 
XIANG, Nuannuan 2014 University of Chicago, USA  (starting fall 2015)  
ZANG, Xiaolu 2014 Duke 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, UT-Austin (also admitted to NYU’s MA program in politics; and MPP program in Global Policy & Strategy at UCSD)  
LI, Zeren 2016 Political Science, Duke University (also admitted to Harvard’s MA program in East Asian studies with funding)  
SHI, Shuang 2016 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
YANG, Wenhui 2016 Political Science, UT-Austin (also admitted to NYU’s MA program in political science)  
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  
LI, Xiangning 2017 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / HKPFS Recipient  
LIU, Mengyu 2017 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  
WANG, Yuqian 2017 Princeton University  
Note: Information accurate as of Sept 2017


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 Director, Education & Examination The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
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 Senior Manager (Development) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
CHENG, Fung Ping Rosangela 2005 Half-time Instructor The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HUANG, Yang 2006 Risk Analyst Repsol
LEE, Hoi Yan 2006 Research Manager The Nielsen Company
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
TO, Chi Wai Francis 2010 Student Services Officer Hang Seng Management College, 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 Student Affairs Officer Chu Hai College of Higher Education
XIAO, Dongliang 2011 Product Manager Tencent
XIN, Jiyun 2011 Research Analyst Great Place to Work Institute, People’s Republic of China
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 Associate Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited
YANG, Yang 2016 Research Assistant The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
GE, Xincheng 2017 Research Assistant The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
LU, Yao 2017 Instructional Assistant The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Note: Information accurate as of Sept 2017

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 農村一局 局長 中央財經領導小組辦公室
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
CHAN, Ching Shing Alex 2004 Tutor The Open University of Hong Kong
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 Deputy Chief Editor



Managing Chief Editor
Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company -
The Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Ltd
Athens Education – Hong Kong Educational
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 Associate Research Fellow Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
TJIA, Yin Nor 2008 Lecturer Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HAN, Donglin 2009 Associate 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 Associate Professor Sun Yat-Sen University, People’s Republic of China
MAN, Chi Wai 2010 Lecturer The City University of Hong Kong
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 The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, People’s Republic of China
MA, Chicheng 2011 Assistant Professor The University of Hong Kong
ZHANG, Zhuoni 2011 Assistant Professor Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, The City University of Hong Kong
JIANG, Qin 2012 Associate Professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People's Republic of China
LI, Jun 2012 Associate Research Fellow 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 United International College, Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University
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 Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, People's Republic of China
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 Post-doc Fellow Bendheim Centre for Finance, Princeton University (2016-2018)
ZENG, Jing 2015 Post-doc Fellow The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
DONG, Hao * 2016 Post-doc Fellow Center on Contemporary China, Princeton 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 Post-doc fellow / Lecturer The Hong Kong 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
Note: Information accurate as of Sept 2017