|Year of Entry||2014|
|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: 49|
|Normal Duration of Programme||
Full-time: 2 years (including 1 Block and 1 Concurrent Fieldwork Placements);
2.5 years mode (including 1 Block and 1 Concurrent Fieldwork Placements); and
3-year mode (including 2 Concurrent Fieldwork Placements)
|Maximum Study Period||
Full-time: 5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode for 2.5 years mode: 6 years; for 3-year mode: 7.5 years
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
28 Feb 2014 (Local)
31 Jan 2014 (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 NGAN Man Hung Raymond
BSocSc (HK), MSc (Lond.), PhD (HK), RSW
+852 3442 8979
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.
To be eligible for admission, you must:
hold a recognized bachelor’s degree from one of the universities in Hong Kong or from any overseas institutions recognized for this purpose by the University; or
hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent to the above; and
pass an admission interview.
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:
TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
Other equivalent qualifications.
The MSW programme consists of 11 core courses amounting to 43 credits plus another 2 electives carrying 6 credits, making a total of 49 credit-units in the programme.
900 fieldwork training hours (800 hours direct fieldwork placements plus 100 hours placement preparation or related activities);
Strengthening of the training in social work theories and practice to three courses emphasizing working with individuals and families, groups, community work and marco-level social work practice;
Addition of human behavior and social environment course subject areas, and social sciences theories for social work to those students without a social sciences training background;
Legal knowledge and perspectives for social workers;
Enhancing mental health training, practice-related electives and advocacy for social work students.
The Year 1 curriculum aspires to train students with ethical principles and foundations of social work practice, social work theories and practice skills in working with individual and families, groups and community, social welfare policies and social work research methods. For those students who are without a social sciences training background, they are required to study the course SS5115 Social Sciences Theories for Social Work. The Year 2 & 3 (part-time mode) curriculum 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 management and marketing in social welfare services, and legal knowledge for social workers, 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, Family-based Service and Family Practice, 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.