Social Work

The University of Hong Kong

24 months
20574 USD/year
5380 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Our Master of Social Work programme at The University of Hong Kong prepares students to be leaders in the fields of clinical social work and social administration and be change agents in family, community, organisation, and society. Our graduates are eligible for professional registration with the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board.


The Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 1967, and has undergone rapid expansion and significant transformation since. We offer a master degree in Social Work at The University of Hong Kong. 

The Faculty has six core Departments/Centre: Geography, Politics and Public Administration, Psychology, Social Work and Social Administration, and Sociology, and Journalism and Media Studies Centre. 

The Faculty is also the home to six multidisciplinary research centres. These link scholars in the same field with experts from diversified disciplines in the University of Hong Kong and other research institutions both in Hong Kong, Mainland China and elsewhere in the world; and to provide a convenient focus for research, teaching, professional training, publication and international scholarly exchange and collaboration on specific areas of interest.

Programme Structure

For more information visit the university website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants shall hold a Bachelor's degree of HKU or an equivalent qualification from comparable institutions. 
  • Those with qualifications other than a Bachelor's degree will be considered on their individual merits.
  • Qualifying examinations to test the applicants' abilities to follow the prescribed courses and/or interviews may be conducted. 
  • Applicants with qualifications from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching or examination is not English are required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20574 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 161,000 HK$


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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