The BSW curriculum covers various disciplines, including social welfare and social policy, specialised social work theory and practice, human behaviour and social environment, social research, law, sociology, and psychology. In the second and third years of study, students are required to complete two skills laboratory courses and two theory courses – all of which adopt the problem-based learning model. Students will have a field work placement arranged by the Department in the summer between the third and fourth year of the curriculum. The placement, which lasts for ten weeks, takes place in local or overseas agencies under professional supervision. There is a second placement in the fourth year of study. On successful completion of the curriculum, students are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Social Workers with the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board.