|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
18 for the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 25
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Normal Duration of Programme||3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Dr TAM Hau Lin Cherry
MSW, PhD (CUHK); Registered Social Worker (Hong Kong)
This major is designed for young adults wishing to pursue a career in social work, a helping profession that promotes human and community well-being, underpinned by a commitment to uphold human dignity, social justice and social changes. The programme produces social work practitioners who are competent, reflective, and ethical in professional practice.
Upon graduation, you will have the competence to practise as a professionally qualified social worker in a variety of settings through which human services are delivered (e.g. social services agencies, schools and health care institutions); work in the field of human resources (e.g. customer service and staff training); or pursue further studies in social work or related fields (e.g. psychology and education). You will also be eligible to apply for social work positions as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in government and non-government organisations.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.
An admission interview is required for applicants to the Social Work major. Interview priority will be given to applicants who have exhibited promising performance in public examinations and/or extra-curricular activities. A reference from your school principal supporting your academic and non-academic performance and providing evidence of your personal qualities, community participation and sustained involvement in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities are desirable to support your application.
For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in Social Work with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.
HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS (JS1110, JS1111, JS1112, JS1113).
For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)
Graduates are qualified to register with the Social Workers Registration Board as Registered Social Workers (RSW). This qualification is recognised by the majority of societies throughout the world.
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