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The award
BSW

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Social Work at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

This programme provides training that leads to a professionally recognised qualification in social-work practice. The curriculum covers areas including social welfare and social policy, specialised social-work theory and practice, human behaviour and the social environment, research, law, sociology and psychology. Students are required to complete social-work practice laboratory courses, advanced courses using problem-based learning, and two fieldwork placements in local or overseas agencies under professional supervision.

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited as a recognised social work qualification by the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Social Workers, a requirement to pursue a career in social work.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSWHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 35, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 630 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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