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The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development [BASc(GHD)] programme provides students with the knowledge and competencies necessary to effectively engage with today’s rapidly evolving, international and interdisciplinary environment and to respond to complex global health and development challenges. 

This highly innovative interdisciplinary programme will focus on the impact of major global trends such as globalisation, population growth, ageing, urbanisation, and climate change, in which health and development are intertwined.

This programme is for students who aspire to:

  • develop leadership skills and competencies;

  • have a strong interdisciplinary foundation for solving complex contemporary challenges; and

  • influence global and regional health and development directions

Curriculum Structure

For students admitted in the academic year 2023-24 and thereafter (subject to approval)

Teaching and Learning 

Through the BASc Global Health and Development programme students will develop the skills, competencies and knowledge to become leaders in developing solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. 

On the BASc(GHD)  you will be taught by staff from a range of faculties and you will be encouraged to become an independent, curious and self-motivated learner. We will support students in developing the key skills that are required in today’s job market such as complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity through a range of teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, and workshops. 

The majority of teaching for the BASc(GHD) will take place on HKU Main Campus. 

Academic Advisors 

All students will be assigned an academic advisor from the School of Public Health who will offer support and advice the students regarding their academic, career and life goals. You can find out more about academic advising at HKU through the University’s Academic Advising website 

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