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programme

(for Sept 2022 Entry)

For JUPAS Applicants

PROGRAMME CODE : 54439
MODE OF STUDY: Full-time#
NORMAL DURATION : 4 years
FUND TYPE : UGC-funded
CO- PROGRAMME LEADER : Dr. Yam Kong & Dr Tam Kin Yuen, Raymond

 

# This programme adopts multi-method approaches in teaching and learning such as online, classroom, skill laboratory, or blended learning.

 

PROGRAMME AIMS & OBJECTIVES

We prepare our students to be professionally competent, versatile, adaptive and reflective, helping them to meet the fast-changing needs of society. The programme curriculum is designed to cultivate students’ humanistic values and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent human service professionals in their chosen fields. Through wide exposure to different domains of knowledge and interdisciplinary issues, students are able to think from different perspectives and solve complex problems in real-life situations. Our graduates show a strong commitment to the betterment of society and humankind and are competent in the flexible and creative use of information, resources, knowledge and practical skills in professional practice.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE & SPECIAL FEATURES

Students admitted to the Scheme will complete a common curriculum in year 1 and start to pursue professional study from year 2. The Scheme programme offers the following Awards/Majors:

BA (Hons) in Social Work; or

BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship

The top 55% of students with outstanding HKDSE results will be guaranteed of a free choice of Awards/Majors when they receive the Notice of Offer from PolyU. The remaining 45% of students will be admitted to the Awards/Majors subject to their choice, overall GPA of year one study and interview performance. Students will be invited to rank their choices of Awards/Majors (from the most preferred one to the least) during the semester 2 (probably before final examination) of their Year One study for the department’s consideration and approval.

 

The details of the Programme can be DOWNLOADED here.

 

Secondary Major

The option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is available to the students of BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship.

The minimum credits required for graduation with Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is 139 credits. Students are eligible to count up to 6 credits of their discipline-specific subjects towards the Secondary Major. In addition to a wide range of foundation subjects to be chosen by students, the Secondary Major is featured by a GBA Immersion Programme, Field Study for Innovation Ecosystems and at least 9 months of Company Attachment.

 

Credit required for different Awards/ Majors

Awards/ Majors

Normal credits

plus clinical/ field credits

BA (Hons) in Social Work

116

15

BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship

112

9

BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (with secondary major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

130

9

 

OVERSEAS STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Other than regular courses, students are given other learning experiences by participating in:

  • placement/attachment in local, Mainland China or overseas organizations,
  • outbound exchange programmes,
  • study tours, etc.

 

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

Satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements of 4 core and 2 elective subjects with:
•   Level 3 in English Language and Chinese Language; and two elective subjects
•    Level 2 in Mathematics, Liberal Studies

Only Band A applicants will be considered for admission.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates of BA (Hons) in Social Work award are eligible for registration with the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) as Registered Social Workers (RSWs). With this qualification, they are employable 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.

Graduates of BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship award can take up mid-level administrative and managerial posts in various public, quasi-public and non-government organisations, including think-tanks, NGOs, government departments, social enterprises and other human service organisations. They can also take up posts in human resources management, marketing and decision support.

 

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENT DOCUMENT

More details

 

 

ENQUIRY

For more programme details, please visit http://apss.polyu.edu.hk. For enquiries, please contact us at 2766 5867 / 2766 5746 or email to ssba@polyu.edu.hk.