Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work (UGC-funded)

(a)    For JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS CODE  : JS3662
PROGRAMME CODE : 54439-SW
NORMAL DURATION : 4 years
CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AWARD  : 130 (plus 15 clinical/ field credits)
FUND TYPE : UGC-funded
PROGRAMME LEADER : Prof. CHAN Yuk Chung

 

(b)    For Non-JUPAS Applicants via Senior Year Entry*

PROGRAMME CODE :54439-SW
NORMAL DURATION :
2 years
CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AWARD : 73 - 79 
FUND TYPE :  UGC-funded

*Subject to Approval


PROGRAMME AIMS & OBJECTIVES

We prepare our students to develop a solid foundation and discipline-specific knowledge in social sciences and social work, a repertoire of professional competence and skills, a firm commitment to social justice, ethical and social responsibilities and a humanitarian orientation. Our graduates are competent in flexibly and creatively using information, knowledge, theories and resources.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

A strong social science foundation strengthens students' analytical ability and familiarises them with the economic, social and cultural contexts of social problems and social work action. Theory is integrated with practice. We recognise the need to develop not just theoretical abilities and skills, but also the ability to feel, empathise and appreciate.

The Department offers placement opportunities both in the Chinese mainland and overseas.

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES IN APSS

Once students have successfully completed the programme, they will be eligible to apply for admission to the Master programmes.

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development, Master of Social Work and Master of Philosophy programs.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

(a)    For JUPAS Applicants

Satisfy the University’s general entrance requirements of 4 core and 1 elective subjects with:
•    Level 3 in English Language and Chinese Language; and 
•    Level 2 in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one elective subject

(b)    For Non-JUPAS Applicants via Senior Year Entry

An Associate Degree in a relevant discipline, or a Higher Diploma in Social Work from PolyU or another recognised post-secondary institution

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduate of this programme are eligible for employment as Assistant Social Work Officers or the equivalent, and can be promoted to Social Work Officers, Senior Social Work Officers and Chief Social Work Officers in Hong Kong.
They are also qualified for a variety of human service posts in other fields of the social services or in private organizations.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

•    Year One – the theme is ‘becoming a social worker’, which aims to impart the necessary professional attitudes, knowledge and competence. Besides the University’s core curriculum, students will study the common underpinning subjects to strengthen their knowledge in social science discipline. 
•    Year Two & Three – the theme is ‘becoming a social worker in context’, which aims to equip students with a wide range of social science and discipline-specific knowledge. Students will be exposed to various social issues and problems from a multi-dimensional perspective. Students will also be able to articulate the core values of social work and commit to ethical and responsible social work practices. 
•    Year Four – the theme is ‘becoming a reflective social worker’, which aims to help students integrate theoretical learning, practical applications and metatheoretical reflection on direct practice. By completing a capstone project, student will be able to consolidate their undergraduate study in a project to conclude their overall learning of the programme and become a professional.

The details of the Programme can be DOWNLOADED here.

 

ENQUIRY

Please contact Ms Sally TANG at 2766 5867 or e-mail to Ms Carol FUNG at ssba@polyu.edu.hk for enquiry of this programme.

 

 

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