36 (including 8 clinical/field credits)
3 for local students
6 for non-local students
For local students
HK$223,400 per programme
(Taught subject: HK$5,050 per credit; Fieldwork: HK$10,250 per credit)
For non-local students
HK$286,400 per programme
(Taught subject: HK$6,200 per credit; Fieldwork: HK$14,100 per credit)
Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
A total of 22 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details.
PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.
Dr LI Chi-mei, Jessica
PhD, MPhil, BASW, RSW
The overall aim of the MSW programme is to nurture students to become advanced generic social work practitioners, engaged in critical reflection of their work and with a strong commitment to pursuing scholarship in practice.
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:
Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Social Workers (RSW) in Hong Kong.
For registration as a RSW, please refer to the requirement and application procedure as stipulated by the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) by visiting the Board's official website.
To be eligible for the award, students must complete 12 Required Subjects and 1 Elective Subject (for a total of 36 credits).
Core Areas of Study
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/apss.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
1 page Personal Statement in English
Transcript / Certificate
Copies of Transcripts and Graduation Certificates are required
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