Master of Social Work
Mode Of Study
Credits Required For Award
36 (including 8 clinical field credits)
Dr LI Chi-mei, Jessica
DEFINITIVE PROGRAMME DOCUMENT
PROGRAMME AIM & OBJECTIVES
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:
1) 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.
2) Relationship between theory and practice:
testing and reflecting on theories and to develop them into personalized “theories-in-use” in specific practice domains.
3) 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.
4) 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.
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.
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).
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.
27 September 2018 – 15 March 2019
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in one of these two time periods:
- 7-10 January 2019, or
- 11-12 and 15-16 April 2019.
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
Please contact Ms LEE Suk Wai at 2766 5714 or e-mail to Ms Angel SHING at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiry.