Faculty of Social Sciences
Social Policy and Social Development
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://www.socialwork.hku.hk/bss/spsd/ https://www.socialwork.hku.hk/bss/spsd/
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 96 36
What is it about? This programme aims to:
• equip students with theoretical frameworks and analytical skills in understanding contemporary social development issues and social policy responses to these issues in the local and global contexts;
• equip students with qualitative and quantitative research methods that are essential for the analysis of social policy and social problems;
• build students competency to work with diverse populations and to design and implement diverse responses to human needs taking into account cultures and personal values, and
• equip students with perspectives and skills in working in nonprofit, for-profit, and social enterprise sectors for social changes and to be innovators in these sectors
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA)

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
SOWK1015, and 2 out of GEOG1002 or GEOG1003 or GEOG1005 or GEOG1012 or GEOG1016 or GEOG1017/POLI1003/PSYC1001 or PSYC1004/SOCI1001 or SOCI1003/SOWK1001 or SOWK1002 or SOWK1004 or SOWK1011 or SOWK1012
(not more than one from the same discipline)


For details, please check with Department of SWSA.
Career opportunities Grounded upon the Department’s strength and remarkable track record in social policy and development, the SPSD programme provides students with perspectives that integrate Eastern and Western practice approaches, local, regional and global contexts, that could enable students to take up careers in organizations engaged in policy and development studies and service projects.
For details, please check with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration.
Further information https://www.socsc.hku.hk/fw/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/BSocSc_2022-23.pdf (pp.31 – 34)

Contact Telephone: 3917 2097 / 3917 5014
Email: swsabss@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.