The Department of Social Work was founded in 1971 and used to offer higher diploma programmes.
First launched in 2002, the Bachelor of Social Work programme has trained more than 450 students working in the field of social services, which include teenage, family and elderly services. The department provides three supervised fieldwork placements for students, a unique practice for local social work training. As pre-placement exposure, students are required to volunteer 100 hours of social work at social service organizations during their second year.
Sociology is an interesting discipline that examines how the structures and processes of groups, organizations and societies influence the values and behviours of individuals and their social interaction.
It investigates a range of social institutions, including the family, school, workplace, religion, government, and economy, using sociological concepts and theories to analyze social phenomena pertaining to social institutions and social life in the context of social change. Findings of sociological research oftentimes have social impact and policy implications. The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology enables students to apply sociological knowledge and analyze events which occur in their immediate environment and the wider world. Graduates could be in field of marketing research, public affairs and administration etc.
The Department of Counselling and Psychology is the first department of its kind in Hong Kong to offer counselling training at the undergraduate level.
Its programmes use the most updated knowledge on counselling and psychology to teach students. They incorporate abundant internship and practicum opportunities so that students can apply their knowledge and skills readily upon graduation.