Bachelor of Goverment Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
January September
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 30,500

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a secondary school diploma that represents the successful completion of 12 years of schooling, or its equivalent, (applicants aged 25, or above, may be exempted from this requirement).
  • Bachelor applicants must be currently enrolled, or have completed, Form 6 / Senior Middle Three / Grade 12 students and be aged 17, or above, at the expected time of enrolment into USJ.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English proficiency.
  • Selected applicants may be required to complete an English test and an admission interview.
  • Other tests (e.g. essays or group dynamics and other language placement tests) may be requested of applicants, depending on the selected programme.


Year 1 

  • English I–IV
  • Knowledge And Humanity 
  • Cross-Cultural Interaction 
  • Implementation And Analysis Of Public Policy 
  • Public Accounting & Finance 
  • Theories Of Public Governance 
  • Computer Applications 
  • Urban Geography 

Year 2 

  • English V–VIII
  • Life And Science 
  • Thinking And Reasoning 
  • Service Operations 
  • Comparative Political Systems 
  • International Political Economy 
  • International Relations: Theories And Practices 
  • Introduction To Political Philosophy 
  • Political Systems Of PRC 
  • The Basic Law Of Macao 
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Probability And Statistics 
  • Transnational Social Issues 
  • Tradition And Change 

Year 3 

  • Portuguese I–IV
  • Worldlab 
  • Lifelab 
  • International Trade Environment And Development 
  • Marketing 
  • Comparative Political Economy Development 
  • Inter-Governmental Relations 
  • The USAnd The EU Foreign Policy Processes 
  • Theories Of State And Society 
  • Basic Web Development And Multimedia 
  • Social Science Research Methods 

Year 4 

  • Portuguese I–IV 
  • Building Communities 
  • Directed Reading 
  • Macao Studies 
  • Economics Of Competitive Strategy 
  • Investment And Portfolio Management 
  • Global Strategic Management 
  • Leadership And Governance 
  • Project Management 
  • Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship 
  • Portfolio 
  • E-Government 
  • Environmental Politics 
  • Ethical Issues In Public Governance 
  • International Organisations 
  • Law And Public Policy 
  • Policy Making In Urban Settings 
  • Politics, Markets And Culture 
  • The Politics Of Aid And Development 
  • Third World Politics 

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