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Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) in Social Work

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study Mode Full-time: 2 years; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee Full-time: HK$129,000/programme (plus HK$62,700 for 2 fieldwork placements); Part-time: HK$109,400/programme (plus HK$62,700 for 2 fieldwork placements)

Cut Off Date 31 Jan 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Deadline Full-time: 31 Jan 2019
Part-time: 31 Jan 2019

Programme DirectorProf Petrus NG (Head, Department of Social Work),
Dr Simon Chan (Programme Director of Full-time programme), Dr Catherine LEUNG (Programme Director of Part-time programme)

Programme Office (852) 3411 5577 sowk@hkbu.edu.hk http://sowk.hkbu.edu.hk/inner_programme_msssw.php  

Selection Process
  1. Qualified applicants will be interviewed to establish proper motivation and suitability for pursuing a qualifying social work programme in a reflective and learner-centred environment.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims
  1. To develop competent professionals who are critical, reflective and capable of generic social work practice and competent to face the challenges confronting social work in the changing society; and
  2. To educate graduate students to achieve the academic and professional qualification that is considered eligible for registration as Registered Social Workers in Hong Kong on the basis of a recognised social work degree.
Outcome Goals

Upon graduation, the graduates can:

  1. evaluate the changing social needs and societal context and practice in line with the values and the ethical principles of social work;
  2. integrate theory and practice, and identify new theories and innovative practice;
  3. apply social work skills at various levels of intervention;
  4. critically evaluate professional activities and service programmes and advocate for appropriate welfare and service reforms;
  5. examine power, diversity and social justice in social issues, social work practice and social policy; and
  6. appraise the value of life-long learning and professional development.

Programme Structure 

Units Requirement 37 units
Social Work Courses 21 units
 Elective Course 3 units
Integrative Tutorials 3 units
Fieldwork Placements 10 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook 2018/19 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess:

  1. a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, or
  2. a qualification deemed to be equivalent.

 


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are obtained from institutions with non-English teaching medium. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  1. an overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  2. a score of 537 (paper-based test) or 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  3. an equivalent score on a comparable test.

 


Others

Priority will be given to applicants with RSW qualification (registered on the basis of a recognised social work diploma) or with social sciences background at undergraduate level.

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
     
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.