Mode Of Study
Credits Required For Award
36 (including 8 clinical field credits)
Dr CHAN Chitat
- This programme (from the 2017 intake onward) is currently under the Social Workers Registration Board's regular qualification recognition review.
DEFINITIVE PROGRAMME DOCUMENT
PROGRAMME AIM & OBJECTIVES
The aims of the MSW programme are to nurture students to become generic and reflective practitioners in social work, with a strong commitment to social work values and to pursuing “scholarship in practice”. Facing today’s unpredictable and changing society, our students are expected to go beyond the existing paradigms and skills, and to develop innovative ideas and practical methods in order to assist their clients in negotiating and overcoming adversities in their daily lives.
This programme is designed for Bachelor’s degree holders who would like to pursue a social work qualification on a part-time basis.
In this programme, students integrate theory and practice and to generate new theoretical and practical insights to improve professional practice. The Programme endeavours to nurture students with the following capacities and qualities:
1) Contextual reflection:
the ability to recognize the unique features of the social, cultural and political contexts of human service practice and their implications for both theory and practice.
2) Relate theory to practice:
the ability not just to possess “espoused theories”, but systematically to test, reflect on these theories and to develop them into personalized “theories-in-use” in a specific
3) Recognising the complexity and inter-connectedness of problems and issues:
the ability to relate one’s knowledge and skills to the context of professional social 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.
4) Evolving personalized styles and frameworks of practice:
the ability to continually reflect on and integrate one’s professional self, personal values and life experiences, and hence be able to transform practice theories into new ideas and methods which are congruent with one’s personal style of practice and within the evolving practice context.which are congruent with one’s personal style of practice and within th e evolving practice context.
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
A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university
Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Social Workers (RSW) in Hong Kong.
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.
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study > Postgraduate Programmes > Select a Programme
Submit an Application
- Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in one of these two time periods: i) 9, 10 & 13, 14 February 2017, or ii) 20, 21 & 24 April 2017. 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.
Please contact Ms LEE Suk Wai at 2766 5714 or e-mail to Ms Angel SHING at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiry.