What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This program aims at training professionals qualifying for recognized social work qualification (RSW) at the Master’s degree level. It aims to train students in becoming competent social work practitioners working in a variety of social service settings. It aspires to train students becoming ethically-oriented social work practitioners being competent, reflective and good in professional practice.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. Use appropriate knowledge, theories and demonstrate skills in social work in order to become competent and professional in their practice;

2. Reflect on their own practice so that they can intellectually construct, articulate and evaluate their own philosophy and practice in reference to social work values and ethics;

3. Demonstrate the ability to integrate theory in practice in an innovative way, discover and examine culturally relevant social work practice;

4. Evaluate professional activities and service programs, changing social needs and advocacy for appropriate welfare reforms and service delivery.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Normal Duration: 2 years (including 1 Block and 1 Concurrent Fieldwork Placements); Maximum Study Period: 5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$259,050.00 (24,76,932) per year
HK $4,710 Per Credit
Start date

Expected September 2021


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible for admission, you must:

  • hold a recognized bachelor’s degree from one of the universities in Hong Kong or from any overseas institutions recognized for this purpose by the University; or
  • hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent to the above; and
  • pass an admission interview.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.