Master of Social Work

Entrance Requirements

Applicants should possess:
- A Bachelor's degree in Social Work* from a recognized university or equivalent; and
- Preferably with 2 years of work experience in the field of social work or equivalent.
*Usually a good second class degree is required, but applicants with outstanding work experience may be considered. This programme is not designed to support its graduates to apply for registration as registered social worker (RSW) in Hong Kong.


Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:
  1. an overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  2. a score of 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  3. an equivalent score on a comparable test.


Application form can be obtained from the Office of Graduate School, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong; or directly application at the university website:


For enquiry, please contact Department of Social Work at 3411 7151.