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JS2660

Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) 社會工作學士(榮譽)

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 equip students with 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 of Social Sciences common core, 78 units of 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 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. Students may be able to finish the programme within 4 years if they pursue the exchange programme in semester 2 of Year 2 study and follow through the study plan provided. 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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RequirementsUpdated

  • 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) Category B (Applied Learning) subjects with "Attained with Distinction (I)" or above;
c) Category C (Other Language) subjects at Grade C or above.

Remarks on other requirements:

1) High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.
2) Applicants with language skills in addition to English and Chinese (e.g., also speaking Urdu, Nepali, Hindi) may be invited to attend interviews.


Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGENote2 3
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 (except for the programmes offered by the School of Chinese Medicine) are listed in the website: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_chineserequirement

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language are listed in the website:
https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_eng_requirement

Note 3:

  • One of the elective subjects must be Category A subjects (excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2)).
  • Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) and Category C subjects (Other Languages) at Grade C or above can be recognised for fulfilment of the second elective requirement.
  • Individual programmes may consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with “Attained with Distinction (I)” or above for fulfilment of the second elective requirement (excluding the subjects under the study area of “Applied Learning Chinese” which are recognised as an alternative Chinese language qualification for non-Chinese speaking students).
  • In general, the scores for Category A subjects are converted as follows:
    5**=7, 5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1
  • The scores for Category B subjects are converted as follows:
    Attained with Distinction (II) =4, Attained with Distinction (I) =3
  • The scores for Category C subjects are converted as follows:
    A=7, B=5.5, C=4, D=2.5, E=1
Note 4: “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development (CSD) will not be included in the admission score calculation. Applicants with Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies subject attained in 2023 or before would be accepted in lieu of CSD for fulfilling the GERs. Following the handling of CSD, results of Liberal Studies subject would not be given any score in score calculation starting from the 2024 entry

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 2024 entry: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_weighting


Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

For 2024 entry, HKBU accepts combined results and will count the best results for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: (852) 3411 2200

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 697 704 981 1305 964 4651
2022 601 671 988 1239 1076 4575
2021 736 707 1127 1445 1157 5172
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
2023 26 5 0 0 0 31
2022 22 5 0 0 0 27
2021 31 4 2 0 0 37
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