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Hong Kong Baptist University


Bachelor of Social Work 社會工作學士


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 are required to study a total of 128 units, including 4 units for Social Sciences common core, 78 units for Social Work Major courses (including Honours Project and Major electives), 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.

Unique Features

Students are required to attend another 100 hours of non-credit bearing pre-placement activities, a 2-day growth group, and four levels of integrative tutorials over four years. Following the University’s internationalisation strategy, there are growing 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, thus adding up to 800 hours in total plus another 100 hours of pre-placement work.

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. 



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
    a) Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
    b) Applied Learning subjects with Attained with Distinction (I) or above;
    c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Remarks on other requirements:
High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:

Note 3:

  • The elective subjects must be Category A subjects (unless specified) excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2).
  • Individual programmes may consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfillment of elective requirement. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2021 entry:

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 1101 966 1374 1713 1234 6388
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
2020 32 1 0 0 0 33
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