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Programmes

Programmes

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fee HK$100,300/programme

Cut Off Date 15 Jun 2020

Year of Entry 2020 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date15 Nov 2019

Application Deadline1st round: 31 Jan 2020
2nd round: 30 Apr 2020
Final round: 15 Jun 2020 (non-local)
                       8 Aug 2020 (local)
(Early closure of application upon quota full)

Programme DirectorProf Petrus NG (Head, Department of Social Work), Dr FUNG Kwok Kin (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work)

Programme Office (852) 3411 7157 sowk@hkbu.edu.hk http://sowk.hkbu.edu.hk/inner_programme_msw.php  

Selection Process
Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims
  1. To become reflective practitioners who are able to assess changing social needs and adapt their own performance accordingly.
  2. To become self-directed learners, recognising personal educational needs, selecting appropriate learning resources and evaluating progress.
  3. To develop specialised knowledge and skills at an advanced level to match up with the emerging social needs and problems in all their complexity and extensiveness.
  4. To be able to assess critically professional activities and advocate for appropriate reforms in the system.
  5. To acquire the competence as a researcher-practitioner, so as to enrich one's knowledge base for the development of new policies and interventions for emerging issues.
  6. To be able to recognise, maintain and develop professional identity to ensure the contribution of the profession in the changing times.
  7. To be "research literate" - to criticise, use and promote relevant research; and to be able to think theoretically - to criticise, use and promote the development of social work theory.

Programme Structure  

Units Requirement 30 units
Integative Courses 12 units
Concentration Courses 9 units
 Elective Courses 9 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 2019/20 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess:

  1. a bachelor’s degree in Social Work* from a recognised university or equivalent

           (* Usually a good second class degree is required, but applicants with outstanding work experience may be considered)

 


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are obtained from non-English medium institutions. 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 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  3. an equivalent score on a comparable test.

 


Others

Preferably with 2 years of work experience in the field of social work or equivalent.

  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.