Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development (BASc[GHD])

The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development (BASc[GHD]) programme, is the first of its kind in Asia. The four-year programme provides students with the knowledge and abilities to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving, international and interdisciplinary environment. It also equips them with the knowledge to solve complex global health and development challenges.

This programme will appeal to students who are intrigued by the interconnectedness of disciplines such as medical sciences, social sciences and humanities; students who are ready to develop a cross-cultural and international outlook; and to become leaders in developing sustainable solutions. It will also be attractive for those who appreciate the rich environment provided by Hong Kong for comparative studies in sustainable health and development.

The 96-credit interdisciplinary major is hosted by the LKS Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Asia Global Institute, Faculties of Architecture, Business and Economics, Law; Science, and Social Sciences.

The programme has four anchoring courses, one in each year of study. Through case-based problem-solving approach, students will learn to navigate the interconnectedness between the various academic disciplines.

Students will undertake three parallel courses in Year 1 and 2 to cultivate an interdisciplinary mindset, nurture their leadership and advocacy talents, and hone their skills in leveraging big data to solve problems.

A distinctive feature of the programme is a compulsory six-month overseas capstone experience, where students have the opportunity to experience working with intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, consultancy groups, development banks and other financial institutions, as arranged by the university.

Curriculum Structure


Students can plan their study with the remaining 90 credits in various manners. They may opt to take a minor and/or electives offered within the BASc(GHD) curriculum or that offered in other curricula.

The minor options offered in the BASc(GHD) curriculum include:

1. Minor in Global Health

2. Minor in Global Development in Asia

Example courses:

Example courses:

Environmental change and socio-political conflicts

Economic development

Urban and regional development 1

Introduction to international relations

Population and development

Global political economy

The role of innovation and technology in shaping directions of health and development

The role and impact of private sector in health and development

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