Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 17 November 2015.
|Year of Entry||2016|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Mode of Programme||Combined †|
|Class Schedule||Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons, plus Intensive-mode teaching in Summer|
|Indicative Intake Target||60|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||Master's Degree: 55*|
|Normal Duration of Programme||
Full-time: 2 years (including 1 Block and 1 Concurrent Fieldwork Placements);
Part-time:3-year mode (including 2 Concurrent Fieldwork Placements)
|Maximum Study Period||
Full-time: 5 years;
Part-time: 3-year mode: 7.5 years
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
30 Jan 2016 (Local)
15 Jan 2016 (Non-local)
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
Dr Leung Lai Ching
MA (Warwick), PhD (Kent), RSW, CQSW
+852 3442 8966
Dr KAM Ping Kwong
+852 3442 8963
This is a self-financed programme with the aim to train professionals qualifying for recognized social work qualification (RSW)# at the master’s degree level. It aspires to train students becoming ethically-oriented social work practitioners being competent, reflective and good in professional practice.
Graduates of the MSW Programme are eligible to apply for the status of Registered Social Worker (RSW) granted by the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong.
To be eligible for admission, you must:
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
The programme aspires to train students with ethical principles and foundations of social work practice, social work values and professional ethics, theories and practice skills in working with individual and families, groups and community, social welfare policies, social welfare management, legal issues for the social worker and social work research methods. The curriculum of the year 2 of Full-time 2 years mode and the year 2 and year 3 of Part-time 3 years mode strives to equip students to have the required professional supervised fieldwork training hours and the 100-hour Practicum-related learning workshops, plus the study of Integrative Social Work Seminar and elective courses in practice-related social work practice settings: Assessment and Interventions in Mental Health Counselling, Empowerment-oriented practice with Socially Disadvantaged Groups, Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions, Group Counselling and Therapy, Psychopathology, Negotiation and Mediation in Work, Counselling Children and Youth, Working with Families in Transition, Domestic Violence: Prevention and Treatment, Counselling Older Adults.
Student who (1) are non-social sciences graduates, or (2) have taken either psychology or sociology but not the other, are required to complete non-credit bearing Pre-semester Workshops SS5115 Social Sciences Theories for Social Work. These workshops are to be run in an intensive mode on Saturday within first five weeks of the semester A of their first year of study.