12 months
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The Master of Social Work from Hong Kong Baptist University is designed for those who have received undergraduate training in social work or social sciences and human service related degree programme, and wish to advance their knowledge and skills in general, particularly with respect to youth work or mental health practice.


The programme, with its structure kept intact, has been continuously strengthened with new academic input and ongoing introduction of new courses addressing rising challenges confronted by social work practitioners and users in the field, such as substance abuse, abusive intimate relations among young people, and domestic violence and tragedies involving people with mental illness. The programme places emphasis on small-class teaching which can facilitate learning in a more comfortable interaction both among students and between students and staff.

The Social Work from Hong Kong Baptist University aims at developing students in one of two concentrations: youth work and mental health practice. Both concentrations are unique in nature and especially designed for those who are involved in children and youth work, family services, health and mental health social work.


  • Active and reflective learning mode
  • Emphasizing both macro and micro perspectives
  • Lectures and seminars given by overseas renowned scholars
  • Interactive training workshops offered
  • Student-centred learning
  • Small-class teaching
  • Exposures to advanced yet critical theories and practice
  • Critical reflection on innovative conception and practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work in a Changing Social Context 
  • Critical Management Practice
  • Human Diversity and Cultural Differences
  • Youth and Cultural Practice
  • Mental Health, Mental Disorder and Social Work
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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