Stream 1: Sociology
Sample areas of employment in applied sociology are, for example, in the following fields and organizations: private research and consulting firms, government and public sector organizations, political parties and interest groups, third sector and civil society organizations, marketing and advertising firms, public relations and media firms, social services agencies, and education sector.
Graduates may also pursue postgraduate programmes in sociology, psychology, social welfare and human services at Doctoral level.
Stream 2: Criminology
Graduates in criminology could pursue a career in law enforcement/ disciplinary forces (e.g., Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Correctional Services Department, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Hong Kong Immigration Department, Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department, and Hong Kong Fire Services Department), private security agencies (e.g., corporate security firms, threat assessment and management agencies, anti-fraud agencies, and private investigative agencies), and non-governmental organizations that serve the forensic and related populations (e.g., ex-offenders, drug abusers, victims of crime, and at-risk youth). Graduates may also pursue postgraduate programmes in criminology, criminal justice, and other related fields (e.g., forensic psychology, law, and social work) at the doctoral level.
Stream 3: Advanced Social Work
Graduates are competent to work in community work, social and human services, educational institutions, civil service, public relations, police and correctional as well as commercial settings.
Successful completion of this stream in the MAASS programme will not qualify the graduate for application for registration as a Registered Social Worker through the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong.