Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)

Aims of the Programme

The Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) aims to develop students' knowledge, skills and professional values in social work so that the graduates can effectively meet the social service needs of the community in a flexible, realistic, creative and professional, yet caring manner. Graduates of our BSW (Hons) programme are recognized by most professional bodies at the international level. They can register as Registered Social Workers (RSW) with the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong.

Fieldwork practice is an integral part of social work education, and local fieldwork placement is available in the following six major areas: Family Service, School Social Work, Youth Work, Community Work, Rehabilitation Service and Elderly Service. Both Government and Non-governmental organizations provide fieldwork placements for our students. Listed below are some examples:


  • Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
  • Caritas–Hong Kong
  • Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
  • Po Leung Kuk
  • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
  • New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
  • The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
  •  Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong
  • Society of Boys’ Centres
  • Youth Outreach
  • HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre
  • Christian Family Service Centre
  • Hong Kong Christian Service
  • Methodist Centre
  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
  • Social Welfare Department
  • St. James’ Settlement
  • Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
  • Hong Kong Taoist Association
  • Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong
  • The Salvation Army
  • Fu Hong Society
  • The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (NAAC)
  • Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association
  • Vocational Training Council
  • Yan Chai Hospital
  • Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
  • Yuen Long Church (Church of Christ in China)
  • Wai Ji Christian Service
  • Absury Methodist Social Service