Bachelor of Social Work

Many of our graduates have experienced a very good career development in the social work profession. Some are now the directors and senior executives of social welfare agencies or non-government organizations. Graduates are also competent to work in human services, public relations, police and educational settings.

BSW graduates are qualified for registration as Registered Social Workers with the Social Workers Registration Board. They can start their career as Assistant Social Work Officer (ASWO) of the Social Welfare Department with starting salary over HK$28,000.*

2014 Graduate Survey

The 2014 BSW graduates’ employment situations are very encouraging! All of them were either gainfully employed or pursuing further studies or other plans by Nov 2014.

Employment Situation Percentage
Employed 90%
Further Studies 5%
Other Plans 5%
Employment Sector Percentage
Community, Social & Personal Services 69%
Commercial & Industrial Services 19%
Education Institutions 9%
Civil Service 3%

Basic Salary

Median HK$17,000
High-end HK$22,000


Recent graduates have diversified into human services, public relations, and educational settings including:

Community, Social & Personal Services:

  • Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
  • Hong Kong Christian Service
  • Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
  • HK Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
  • Po Leung Kuk
  • St. James’ Settlement
  • The Boy’s & Girls’ Club Association of HK
  • Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
  • The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
  • The Salvation Army
  • Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals
  • Yan Chai Hospital
  • YMCA of Hong Kong

Civil Service:

  • Hong Kong Police Force
  • Immigration Department
  • Social Welfare Department


  • National University Hospital of Singapore

Continuing Studies

Continuous education is pivotal for our profession to deliver its promises of helping and empowering people in need in the context of an ever-changing environment.

We offer the following postgraduate programmes for graduates to specialize their skills and knowledge: