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Hong Kong Baptist University

JS2660

Bachelor of Social Work 社會工作學士

BSW

Short Description

The Department of Social Work is one of the leading providers of social work training and education in Hong Kong. The four-year Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) Programme aims to develop student knowledge and professional values in social work so that graduates can effectively meet the social service needs of the community in a flexible, realistic, creative and professional yet critical manner.

In the four-year curriculum, students will be required to study a total of 128 units, including 4 units for Social Sciences common core, 78 units for Social Work Major courses, 31 units of General Education courses and 15 units of Elective courses*. The Social Work Major courses are structured into four areas, namely (a) Human Behaviour and Social Environment, (b) Social Work Theory and Practice, (c) Social Policy, Research and Administration, and (d) Fieldwork. Graduates of our Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) Programme are recognised by most social work professional bodies at the international level. They can register as Registered Social Workers (RSW) with the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong.

*The revisions of the programme structure and number of units of Social Work Major courses are subject to the University's approval.

Unique Features

Students are required to attend another 100 hours of non-credit bearing pre-placement activities, a 2-day growth group, and four integrative tutorials over four years. Following the University’s internationalisation strategy, there will be more opportunities for student exchange, overseas placements, visits from overseas scholars and other related activities to substantiate experiential and academic learning.

Student Learning Experiences

All social work students are required to undertake two fieldwork placements in their Year 3 and Year 4 study.  Each supervised fieldwork placement is of 400 hours.

All students are given an opportunity to consider applying for pursuing an exchange programme either in Year 2 or Year 3 study. If it lasts for one semester, the eligible students will be able to finish the Programme within four years. If it lasts for two semesters, the eligible ones will need to finish the whole Programme in five years.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates holding a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) degree are qualified to apply as Registered Social Workers (RSW) in Hong Kong according to the Social Workers Registration Ordinance 1997. They are eligible to be employed as Assistant Social Work Officers in the Social Welfare Department or non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong. 

Remarks:
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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Remarks: 

- High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

- Candidates may be required to attend an interview. Interview performance will be specially considered.

- This programme will consider the following subjects as the second elective subject:
a. Applied Learning subjects at Attained with Distinction (I) or above; 
b. Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

 
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGENote2 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website: http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:
http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas

Note 3:
The Elective Subjects can be any HKDSE Category A elective subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Individual programmes may consider HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfillment of the second elective subject requirement. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411 2200

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 1128 996 1433 1700 1332 6589
2018 1195 1004 1428 1894 1490 7011
2017 1352 1215 1859 2186 1647 8259
2016 1505 1431 2176 2772 2122 10006
2015 1397 1673 2726 3571 2782 12149
2014 1640 1788 2929 4073 3233 13663
2013 1335 1639 2960 4059 3529 13522
2012 1585 1775 3274 4640 3691 14965

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 34 0 0 0 0 34
2018 34 0 1 0 0 35
2017 39 0 0 0 0 39
2016 44 1 0 0 0 45
2015 32 4 0 0 0 36
2014 35 1 0 0 0 36
2013 29 3 2 0 0 34
2012 40 2 0 0 0 42