Areas of Research in GIS
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The main disciplines used in conducting research are:

  • Comparative Politics and Area Studies
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Political Sociology
  • Political Economy
  • Political Theory and Political Thought
  • Social Sciences Methodology
  • Literature
  • Language Didactics

Specific Research Focus cover:

  • European Politics and Societies
  • European Integration and Governance of the EU
  • Sino-European Relations
  • International Relations in Asia
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Chinese Politics and Governance
  • Regional Government and National Integration in China
  • Hong Kong Politics and Governance
  • Social Movements and Protest
  • Transition Politics
  • Comparative Language Policies
  • European Literature
  • German Didactics

The GIS Department also regularly hosts Visiting Scholars for one semester or one year.

It welcomes applications to pursue M.Phil. or Ph.D degrees within the Department, on either a full-time or part-time basis. The proposed subjects of research must naturally fall within the research areas indicated above.

For further information about the regulations, guidelines and procedures for Postgraduate Studies in HKBU, please visit Graduate School Website.