Minor Programme in Social Work**


** This Minor Programme will not lead to the same professional recognition as students who complete the programmes as major.

The Social Work Department offers a number of courses to students who would like to pursue a Minor Programme. The completion of the Minor in Social Work does not lead to the professional recognition as a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Students who would like to consider taking social work as a minor should preferably have an interest in social work policies, the social welfare systems and services. An aptitude in addressing social issues and support of the disadvantaged would be conducive to completing a social work minor.

  1. The minimum credit requirement for a Minor is 15 and each student is required to take at least one Minor course at Level 3 or 4.
  2. No GPA requirement needed for declaring a Minor.
  3. Each student can study at most one Minor.
  4. Due to the comparatively packed curriculum and/or the restriction stipulated by professional bodies/authority, students of the following programmes are not eligible to take Minor programme in other departments:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Law and Business
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Hons.)
:: COURSE LISTS OF MINOR PROGRAMME:: (for 2023/24 cohort  and after)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits, including the code subject SW100 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare. Course enrollment spaces for students minoring in Social Work are limited and usually will not be more than three for each course. The courses offered by the Department of Social Work are listed below:


Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisite(s) Available (Academic Year)
SW100 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare 3 Nil 2023/24
SW130 Fundamentals in Social Policy and Advocacy 3 Nil 2023/24
SW480 Social Service Management 3 Nil 2023/24
SW290 Social Work Practice in Mental Health 3 Nil 2024/25
SW310 Working with Young People 3 Nil 2025/26
SW340 Working with Older Adults 3 Nil 2025/26
SW360 Working with New Arrivals and Ethnic Minorities 3 Nil 2025/26
SW390 Social Work Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs and Their Families 3 Nil 2025/26
SW420 Social Work in Primary Health Care 3 Nil 2025/26
SW430 Working with Persons with Disability 3 Nil 2025/26
SW460 Addressing Gender and Sexuality in Social Work Practice 3 Nil 2025/26