DFS Application Code: HP 82-103
AD Application Code: HP 83-203
Hong Kong is a rapidly developing society and young people have always been our central focus. Government policies in education, health, social welfare and labour have been laid down to prepare for positive future development of adolescents. However, there are still many youth problems in the community. That is why we need trained personnel in youth work to assist our young people in an era of rapid changes.
Youth and social services in Hong Kong are delivered by a team of professionally trained personnel who help the needy to cope with life transitions and challenges, and this programme is specially designed to meet that need. Po Leung Kuk, with its well-established reputation and tradition in social service in Hong Kong, has much to offer in support of students’ practical training in the field.
Programme Aims and Features
The programme equips students with the basic competencies in understanding the characteriatics of social welfare services users and young persons, analyse their needs and problems and identify the appropriate strategies for delivering services and rendering support. Students will develop a professional understanding of the social welfare service sector while the programme will enhance their social awareness, analytical abilities, communication proficiency, and workplace performance. In addition, this programme provides students with a broad-based foundation in Social Sciences to prepare them for higher level studies in related disciplines.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Programmes offered by local universities
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Social Sciences or other related disciplines offered by local (including HKU) universities. The list below shows the UGC-funded degree offers that our graduates/ students received in the past*:
- The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSSc Gender Studies
- City University of Hong Kong
BSocSc Asian and International Studies
BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
BSocSc Social Work
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration
Broad Discipline of Social Sciences
- Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)
BSSc (Hons) Psychology
- The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) (Primary) General Studies
BEd (Hons) (Primary) Mathematics
*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.
Programmes offered by overseas universities
Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Social Sciences or other related disciplines offered by overseas universities:
- Full-time, Bachelor’s degree programmes offered locally by overseas universities in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC):
2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology and Sociology, The University of Hull (UK);
2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sociology, The University of Hull (UK);
- Part-time, 2-year (trimester) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences, offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE.
Graduates of this programme will be able to undertake a wide range of jobs in children and youth services, community services, family services, career guidance and social security services, in both the government and non-government organisations.