Bachelor of Social Work

The 4-year curriculum of the BSW-FT Programme comprises a total of 240 credits. There are five clusters of courses: language courses, social sciences courses, common core courses, social work core courses and elective courses.

Core professional courses take up 144 credits. Nearly all of these credits are assigned to designated courses. 12 credits are assigned to disciplinary elective courses offered by Department of SWSA. Students have to take 18 credits for language courses as well as 36 credits for common core courses respectively. These courses are coordinated and offered by other departments at the University. Students can take other electives in social work or in other disciplines to fulfil the remaining credits. The structure of the 4-year curriculum is shown follow:

Components No. of credits
6 Common Core Courses 36
2 English Language Courses 12
b) 1 Chinese Language Course 6
Core Professional Courses2 144
Free Courses3 42

1Candidates who have achieved Level 5** in English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, or equivalent, will be automatically exempted from this requirement and should take an elective course in lieu.

2Including 12 credits of disciplinary elective courses offered by the Department

3Students may opt for a minor, which is defined as completing not fewer than 36 credits of courses in a particular programme including all pre-requisites unless specified. Students may opt for a minor offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences or other Faculties.