The group dissertation is a full-year course designed to foster small group research for part-time students. Consequently, in addition to successfully completing eight taught courses, you must write a dissertation of a reasonable length (pending on actual group size) on an approved topic. A dissertation topic is selected by the end of the second semester in the first year.
The group dissertation is prepared under the direction of a supervisor appointed by HKU Sociology. The final title of the dissertation shall be submitted for approval not later than 31 March of the second academic year of study and dissertation shall be presented not later than 30 June of the same year.
Course co-ordinator and teachers
Julie HamAssistant ProfessorResearch interests: Gender and migration, Sex work, Trafficking, Intersectionality, Domestic work, Civil society, Social justice
Paul JoosseAssistant ProfessorResearch interests: Social theory, Criminology, Terrorism, Religion, Social movements
Karen A Joe LaidlerProfessor/Deputy HeadResearch interests: Race and crime, Gender, Gangs and delinquency, Drugs
Maggy S Y LeeProfessorResearch interests: Transnational migration and cities, Criminology of mobilities, Crime and incivilities, Youth and ethnicity
Cho Li-FungLecturerResearch interests: Investigative journalism, Role of the state in transitional societies, Media corruption, Media and culture, Media and crime
Samson ChanHonorary LecturerResearch interests: Penology, Offender rehabilitation, Punishment, Criminal justice systems, Law enforcement training, Firearms and use of force
Kalwan M T KwanHonorary LecturerResearch interests: Crime, Drugs, Juvenile delinquency, Prison management, Policing, Criminal justice
Wang PengAssistant ProfessorResearch interests: Crime and anti-crime, Corruption and anti-corruption, Policing, Bureaucracy and governance, Economic sociology, Law and society, China studies