Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Programme



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Program Characteristics

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is accredited and recognized by the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) in Hong Kong. Upon graduation, our BSW graduates would be eligible to apply for the Registered Social Worker (RSW) status with the SWRB.

Apart from meeting all the basic RSW curriculum requirement under the SWRB, the BSW program of the Shue Yan University offers three internships, instead of the usual two, for our students. These three fieldwork practicum provide students with additional opportunities and exposure in the social service sector, enhancing their integrating of knowledge with practical skills.

In the third and fourth year of their study, our students will undertake an honours research study which gives them the opportunity to propose and conduct a research study on pertinent social issues. This unique characteristic of our BSW program ensures that our students are not only equipped with micro , intervention skills but also scholarly knowledge and practice which could pave way for their further academic pursuit.

Programme Features

Our BSW program has adopted a generic knowledge building approach with emphasis on practical skills and practice. The core requirements spread through over four years covering introduction to social welfare and social work, theories and methods working with individuals, families and neighborhoods, program evaluation and social policy planning, practice seminar and self-understanding.

Students are required to choose specific areas related to for instance: youth engagement, rehabilitation and integration, school social work, mental health, family counseling and ethnic minorities. Together with the three fieldwork placements and the honors research project, our students will be able to acquire a strong academic and practice foundation, allowing them to become competent and compassionate social workers.

Mode of Attendance


Duration of Programme

Four years.

Minimum Credits Required for Award

126 credits.

Number of Placements


Admission Requirements and Procedures



[2023-2024] Course Offers [Applicable to 2020 + 2021 + 2022 Cohorts].pdf

[2023-2024] Course Offers [Applicable to 2023 Cohort Onwards].pdf