Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Social Work

*The programme is pending the result of qualification recognition assessment by the Social Workers Registration Board. Its accreditation status is subject to the final approval of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

This 3-year part-time conversion programme aims to provide further studies for sub-degree holders in social work. It equips students with broad knowledge of social work practice and advanced skills, and imbues them with a set of professional values and attitudes. In addition, the programme focuses on welfare policy and service evaluation, aiming to strengthen students' knowledge in these two areas, and thereby their abilities in administration and management in human services. Graduates will be recongnised as Registered Social Workers (RSW) under the Social Workers Registration Ordinance. They are eligible to apply for positions such as Assistant Social Work Officers (or equivalent ranks) in the Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR Government and social service agencies. For further studies, graduates can pursue a postgraduate degree in social work or other branches of social sciences, such as sociology and public policy.

 

FACULTY

Social Sciences

 

PROG. CODE

BSocScSW

 

CAMPUS

Tai Wai

 

QF LEVEL

*5

DURATION

 3 years PT

 

CREDIT POINTS

60 CPS 

 

AWARD TYPE

Bachelor Degree
  

 

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VALIDITY PERIOD

*The programme is pending the result of qualification recognition assessment by the Social Workers Registration Board. Its accreditation status is subject to the final approval of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Admission, entry requirements and fees

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  1. Online Application
  2. By Post / In Person (Application Form)

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

Programme Specific entry requirements

Applicants shall be: 

  • Holders of an associate degree or a higher diploma in Social Work awarded by a tertiary institution and recognized by the Social Workers Registration Board; and
  • Having a minimum of one year of relevant professional social work practical experience (at least 1-year full-time working experience as a social worker by September of admission year).

Fees

Application Fee

$150

Application fee is payable when applicants are invited for interviews.  Application fee can be paid by the following methods:
  1. By direct deposit at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank or ATM transfer (Bank Code: 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-004)
  2. OR
  3. By Octopus Card at the College Office

Tuition Fee

HK$3,500 per credit x 36 social work courses credit +
HK$2,540 per credit x 15 general Education credit +
HK$4,000 per credit x 9 fieldwork placement credit
= HK$200,100

Year 1: $67,740 per year
Year 2: $78,240 per year
Year 3: $54,120 per year

Other Fees

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

Programme outcomes and structure

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

PILO Description
1. Integrate their critical understanding of ethical issues and the professional code of practice with cultural awareness in carrying out social work duties.
2. Use social work and interdisciplinary knowledge to engage and work effectively with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in social work practice.
3. Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice in general and policy and service evaluation in particular.
4. Conduct research studies and apply research findings to their own practice with an aim to engage in evidence-based service evaluation and policy implementation.
5. Engage supervisory, planning and management skills in enhancing the delivery of social services and quality of social work practice, as well as facilitating the implementation of welfare policy.
6. Demonstrate abilities and capacity for life-long learning personally and professionally.
7. Communicate effectively in English and Chinese, both orally and in writing, in social work and related fields of the discipline and profession.



  • Social Work Theories and Practice
  • Social Work Ethics and Values
  • Social Welfare Policy Analysis
  • Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  • Administration and Management in Human Service
  • Integrative Practice Seminar

To qualify for this award, a candidate must accumulate at least 60 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following courses.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Points

Semester A, Year 1

SSS3404

Social Work Ethics and Values

3

SSS3405

Social Welfare Policy Analysis

3

DGE3432

Hong Kong Society

3

Semester B, Year 1

SSS3401

Social Work Theories and Practice I

3

SSS3408

Research for Social Work

3

DGE3944

English Professional Communication Skills for Social Work

3

Semester C, Year 1

SSS3406

Law and Social Work

3

Semester A, Year 2

SSS3402

Social Work Theories and Practice II

3

SSS3403

Mental Health and Mental Disorders

3

 

Elective I*

3

*Elective I: choose 1 course among the 7 below

SSS3411

Mental Health Issues and Intervention Approaches in Social Service

3

SSS3412

Social Work with Older Adults

3

SSS3413

School Social Work

3

SSS3414

Social Work with Young People

3

SSS3415

Working with Children and Families

3

SSS3416

Health, Aging and Disability

3

SSS3417

Social Innovations and Special Projects

3

Semester B, Year 2

SSS3407

Social Work Theories and Practice III

3

DGE3041

Chinese for Professional Communication

3

 

Elective II*

3

*Elective II: choose 1 course among the 7 below

SSS3411

Mental Health Issues and Intervention Approaches in Social Service

3

SSS3412

Social Work with Older Adults

3

SSS3413

School Social Work

3

SSS3414

Social Work with Young People

3

SSS3415

Working with Children and Families

3

SSS3416

Health, Aging and Disability

3

SSS3417

Social Innovations and Special Projects

3

Semester C, Year 2

SSS4401

Administration and Management in Human Service

3

DGE3850

Contemporary China

3

Semester A, Year 3

SSS4407

Fieldwork Placement (a two-semester course)

4.5

DGE3433

Technology, Innovations and Society

3

Semester B, Year 3

SSS4406

Integrative Practice Seminar

3

SSS4407

Fieldwork Placement (a two-semester course)

4.5

Graduates can pursue further studies in graduate schools in social work or some other branches of social science such as sociology and public policy, for example, Master of Social Work, Master of Social Science, MSocSc/MA in Counselling and other related fields. 

This is a recognized social work qualification for registration as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) under the Social Workers Registration Ordinance.

Graduates can be employed as Assistant Social Work Officers (or equivalent ranks) in the Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR Government and social service agencies.

Any enquiries relating to the BSocScSW programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Dr. WAN Kin Man, Maria.

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telephone: (852) 2707 3223
Fax: (852) 2707 3224
E-mail: uowchk-fss@uow.edu.au

Address: 3/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
(accessible via MTR Tai Wai Station Exit B)

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Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
Fax
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E-mail
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