Programme Introduction

Qualify as a registered Social Worker 

This programme enables you to earn a professionally recognised qualification as a social worker. The multidisciplinary course draws from diverse areas to create a solid foundation of knowledge in this important field. Test your theories through insightful fieldwork placements in Hong Kong or overseas.

Broad-based learning

Learn across diverse industries from social welfare and policy to law and psychology.

Hands-on learning

Test your knowledge through supervised fieldwork placements in Hong Kong or overseas. 

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What You’ll Study

The four-year curriculum covers a wide variety of core areas, including social welfare and social policy, specialised social work theory and practice, human behaviour and the social environment, research, law, sociology, and psychology.

Integrate different theoretical approaches through practice laboratory courses and problem-based learning; and apply social work service skills in real life practice during fieldwork placements.

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Exciting Opportunities

Participate in two insightful fieldwork placements with local or overseas agencies under professional supervision.

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Professional Recognition

The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board. Following graduation, you will be eligible to register as a social worker to pursue a career in the field.

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Career Prospects

You may choose to launch your career as an assistant social work officer at the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department. Alternatively, you can pursue work in human services, public relations, the police, or education. Graduates have also gone on to secure employment with other government associations and not-for-profit organisations both in Hong Kong and further abroad.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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