Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2015 entry are now closed. Applications for 2016 entry will start in mid-November 2015 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2015 entry listed below is for reference only.
|Year of Entry||2015|
|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|
|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.
#Subject to the Qualification Recognition Review in early 2015 by the Social Workers Registration Board.
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 curriculum of the year 1 of Full-time 2 years mode and the year 2 and year 3 of Part-time 3 years mode 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. 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 curriculum of the year 2 of Full-time 2 years mode and the 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 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, 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.