DFS Application Code: HPDFS-YSS
AD Application Code: ASSYSS
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. Thus, this programme equips the students to acquire the knowledge and skills to serve young people, in order to help the youth adapt to the changes in society.
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
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Social Sciences or other related disciplines offered by local universities (including HKU).
The list below shows the degree offers that our graduates/ students received in the past*:
- The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Social Work
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSSc Gender Studies
BSSc Global Studies
BSSc Social Work
- City University of Hong Kong
BSocSc Applied Sociology
BSocSc Asian and International Studies
BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
BSocSc Social Work
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Broad Discipline of Social Sciences
BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration
- Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)
- The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Education for Sustainability
BA (Hons) Liberal Studies Education
BEd (Hons) (Primary) General Studies
BEd (Hons) (Primary) Mathematics
*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for the below degree programmes offered by other institutions:
Other Local Institutions
- HKU SPACE
- Full-time, 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences, offered 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.