Abbreviation FT / PT
MSocSc(BH) FT / PT

The aim of the MSocSc(Behavioral Health) programme is to provide a systematic and comprehensive training in behavioral health with a solid, culturally relevant and holistic orientation. It is tailored for healthcare and social service professionals who aspire to develop an evidence-based and integrative model of clinical practice in their workplace. The curriculum covers Eastern and Western health philosophies and intervention approaches for the betterment of body-mind-spirit well-being at both individual and community levels.

Students are required to complete four compulsory courses, four elective courses and a practicum or a dissertation.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, with classes conducted during weekday evenings and occasional weekends)
Part Time (two years, with classes conducted during weekday evenings and occasional weekends)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants shall hold a Bachelor's degree with honours of HKU or an equivalent qualification from a comparable institution, and preferably have a minimum of two years of relevant post-qualification working experience in healthcare disciplines. Candidates with qualifications other than an honours degree will be considered on their individual merits. Qualifying examinations to test the applicants' abilities to follow the prescribed courses and/or interviews may be conducted.

Applicants with qualifications from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching or examination is not English are required, unless exceptionally exempted, to obtain:

  1. a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  2. a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  3. grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language.
Programme Admissions Advisor
Professor Rainbow Ho
Tel: 2831 5158
Fax: 2816 6710
Email: tinho@hku.hk

Contacts
Tel: 2831 5166
Website: http://socialwork.hku.hk/bh

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