Master of Social Work

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  • Programme Information

    The Programme of Master of Social Work is jointly offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU and the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, UIC and receive the award from the HKBU.The Master of Social Work is designed for those who have received undergraduate training in social work or social sciences and human service related degree programme, and wish to advance their knowledge and skills in general, particularly with respect to mental health practice. The programme, with its structure kept intact, has been continuously strengthened with new academic input and ongoing introduction of new courses addressing rising challenges confronted by social work practitioners and users in the field, such as substance abuse, abusive intimate relations among young people, and domestic violence and tragedies involving people with mental illness. The programme places emphasis on small-class teaching which can facilitate learning in a more comfortable interaction both among students and between students and staff.

    The MSW programme aims at developing students in mental health practice. And it’s unique in nature and especially designed for those who are involved in children and youth work, family services, health and mental health social work.

    Study ModePart-Time
    Study Period2 years
    Credit Unit Requirements for Graduation

    Students must complete a total of 30 units, i.e. 12 units of Integrative Courses, 9 units of Concentration Courses and 9 units of Elective Courses.

    Tuition FeeHKD 140,000
    Application FeeRMB 270
    Official Medium of InstructionEnglish
    Study LocationBeijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (Guangdong province, Zhuhai)

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  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, social sciences or other humanities discipline from a recognized tertiary institution;

    Social work professional experience would be preferred.

    Language Requirements

    Applicants should possess proof of English proficiency if their first degrees were obtained from non-English-medium institutions: IELTS 6.0/TOEFL(iBT) 74 or above

  • Required Application Materials

    Required Application Materials

    1. Full transcript of university studies;

    2. University degree and graduation certificate;

    3. Two signed references letters;

    4. English language test score report;

    5. Personal Statement;

    6. Copies of your Identity Card (Two sides) or Passport;

    7. Any other supporting documents.

  • Contact us

    If you have any questions regarding application, please contact:

    Phone: 0756-3620137/0756-3620982


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  • Q&A

    Q:Do I need to attend an interview?

    A:The admission selection process varies among programmes. In case an admission interview is required, shortlisted applicants will be informed by the Division directly.