Master of Social Work

Programme Code

54047-MSW

Mode Of Study
Part-time

Normal Duration
3 Years

Credits Required For Award 
36 (including 8 clinical field credits)

Programme Leader
Dr CHAN Chitat

 

DEFINITIVE PROGRAMME DOCUMENT

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PROGRAMME AIM & OBJECTIVES

This programme is designed for Bachelor’s degree holders who would like to pursue a social work qualification on a part-time basis. Students integrate theory and practice and generate new theoretical and practical insights to improve professional practice. The programme values the following principles:

 

CHARACTERISTICS

This programme is designed for Bachelor’s degree holders who would like to pursue a social work qualification on a part-time basis. Students integrate theory and practice and generate new theoretical and practical insights to improve professional practice. The programme values the following principles:

Contextual reflection:
reflecting on the unique features of the social, cultural and political contexts of human service practice and their implications for both theory and practice.

Relationship between theory and practice:
testing and reflecting on theories and to develop them into personalized “theories-in-use” in specific practice domains.

The inter-connectedness of problems and issues:
relating one’s knowledge and skills to the context of professional practice, the local community, the Chinese mainland and the international community as a whole, and to appreciate the ethical and value considerations underlying professional practice.

Personalized styles and frameworks of practice:
continually reflecting on and integrating one’s professional self, personal values and life experiences, and hence transforming practice theories into new ideas and methods which are congruent with one’s personal style of practice and within the evolving practice context.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

a) Individualized learning path;
b) Interactive teaching and learning methods;
c) Interdisciplinary exposure;
d) Investigation of social problems from professional perspectives;
e) Indigenous knowledge and skills in professional practice

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Social Workers (RSW) in Hong Kong.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

To be eligible for the award, students must complete 12 Required Subjects and 1 Elective Subject (for a total of 36 credits).

The details of the Programme can be DOWNLOADED here.

 

APPLICATION PERIOD AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Prospective applicants can obtain the application material and submit online applications via Study@PolyU during the Application Period. 

Application Period 

26 September 2017 – 15 March 2018

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in one of these two time periods: i) 6-9 February 2018, or ii) 24-25 April 2018. Qualified candidates will be notified of their results via the eAdmission. Once all vacancies are filled, the remaining qualified applicants will be put on a waiting list. Applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible.

Submit an Application 

http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

 

ENQUIRY

Please contact Programme Staff at 2766 5714 or email to sspg@polyu.edu.hk for enquiries.