Associate of Social Science in Leisure and Tourism Management





Dr. HO Chi On, Billy

Programme Leader, ASOCSCLTM

Email: schcob@cityu.edu.hk



Programme Intended Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge, principles and ethics into the development and management of leisure and tourism services;
  • Analyze the impact of political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, environmental and legal contextual factors on leisure and tourism practices;
  • Apply interpersonal, communication, information technology, quantitative and analytical, organizational and inter-cultural competencies for effective implementation of functional activities in leisure and tourism;
  • Exercise judgement and take responsibility in planning, performing and evaluating activities in leisure and tourism; and
  • Relate the major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology, society and organizations to leisure and tourism.

Further Studies Pathways

The table below is not exhaustive and only aims to show some examples of the bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions which have admitted our past graduates from Associate of Social Science in Leisure and Tourism Management. Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.


City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Management
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Sociology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics

Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Physical Education and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sport and Recreation Leadership

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Event Management

Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Resource Management

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Primary) - General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Honours) (Sports Science)

The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences

Career Prospects

  • Graduates from this programme can take up front-line management positions in the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, property management, recreation clubs, health and fitness clubs, airlines, theme parks, hotels, convention and exhibitions management, and travel agencies.

Main Subject Areas

The programme comprises core courses in leisure and tourism including concepts of leisure and tourism, leadership and programming skills, event and festival management, destination planning, marketing, human resources management, etc. In addition, it also includes foundation courses in psychology, sociology, social research, cross-cultural communication and language studies.

To cater for the interests and career plans of students, TWO streams of study are offered for students’ selection:

  • Leisure Studies Stream:
    • Leisure and Tourism Attachment
    • Design and Management of Leisure Facilities
    • Health and Fitness
  • Tourism Studies Stream:
    • Leisure and Tourism Attachment
    • Hospitality and Hotel Management
    • Contemporary Issues in Tourism Studies

General Education Courses

Four courses to be chosen from all of the following domains:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • Society and Organisations

Programme Specific Entrance Requirements

No programme-specific entrance requirement


Mode of Study

Two-year full-time


Contact Us

Kowloon Tong Main Campus

FW 433, 4/F,

Festival Walk Tower

80 Tat Chee Avenue

Kowloon Tong Hong Kong

[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]

Telephone: (852) 3442 9764

Fax: (852) 3442 0162

E-mail: sc_msg@cityu.edu.hk