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BA and MA Curriculum (Chinese and English-Taught Program)

The Department of Social Work of Asia University was established in 2001, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Based on the university’s mission to deliver a healthy, caring, innovative, and prominent education, this department aims to equip students with the humanitarian, professional, and innovation capabilities, with the ability to act at the grass roots as well as at a more advanced level. Three modules have been integrated into the undergraduate curriculum, “Social Work and Psychology Specializing Module”, “Health Care and Community Work Module” and “Empowerment and Judiciary System Module”. Upon graduation, students must complete at least one of the above modules.

“Shaping a Healthy and Vibrant Social Work Profession” is the department's slogan. The courses are creative and diverse, with interactive teaching methods. For instance, some courses incorporate documentary filming, drama, and storytelling in the classroom, along with working and participating in indigenous or new immigrant communities, or with overseas studies and voluntary work.

For the first and second year undergraduate students, the curriculum introduces students to the basics of social work and social sciences; and for the third and fourth year, the importance of professional and practical training are emphasized. At the postgraduate level, the theory and practice-oriented contents are well-balanced, aiming to nurture future intermediate- or high-level social workers, professionals with knowledges of social policy or social administration, and social work researchers.

Curriculum ( ODT / WORD )


Graduate (Master of Social Work Program)   

Graduate Abilities 

We are confident that upon graduation, our students will be equipped with the following abilities:  

To Provide Services and Care:

  • Assessing the social functions and needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Planning and implementing treatments to rehabilitate the social functions of the service users.
  • Abiding by the social work ethics and to utilize legal knowledge in social work practices.  

To Understand Collaboration in Practice:

  • Building an appropriate partnership with service users.
  • Working as a team and to collaborate with other departments or institutions.  

To Manage Information and Integration:

  • Integrating available social resources to assist service users.
  • Utilizing management skills to develop social work services.  

To Think Critically and Develop Self-Awareness:

  • Acquiring insight and being sensitive to social issues.
  • Having logical and reasoning skills.
  • Experienced in viewing social problems with critical perspectives.
  • Being able to do research and active learning.
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