Registration Deadline: 31st May
This degree will enable successful graduates to work as generalist social workers in a variety of government and non-government social-work organisations. The programme is designed to equip learners with the knowledge of core social work theories, skills and values to undertake assessments and devise appropriate intervention strategies when working with individuals, families, groups, and communities on a wide range of social issues. This undergraduate programme also provides an ethos of learning that recognises and appreciates the diversity of the population it serves.
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
The programme is offered in English.
The primary delivery mode will be in person and virtual lectures. Additional self-study will also be required outside of contact hours.
- For each course, there are both lecturer-led and student-centred sessions.
- Each course is delivered over 17 weeks, in weekly contact sessions of 3 hours. Each timetabled contact session comprises 2 hours of lecture and I hour tutorial. Of the 17 weeks, 15 will be for teaching; 1 week for reading and another for preparation for final major assignments or exams.
- The modes of delivery may vary among courses. Some courses may need more practical problem solving than others. Depending on the nature of the topic, some topics may even require the involvement of guest speakers; who are expert of a specific field and field visits. As a result, the lecturer-led sessions of the programme are loaded with group work, discussions, case studies and potential role play. Comparative analysis of theory and current practices is also a common mode of delivery used.
- The students are also expected to carry out directed and independent learning activities including further reading, assignments, problem solving and research for discussions during the contact sessions.
- Typical lecture resources are: a classroom, computer, a projector, flip charts, writing board and markers.
- Field Practicum are credit – bearing courses on the programme, with specific requirements.
To be eligible for BSocSc in Social Work you must
- A grade ‘C’ or above in any two A-level subjects + Grade C in IGCSE English.
- A minimum of three years’ experience but no formal post-secondary qualification will be compensated for 60-90 credit points. Work experience must be in the field of social services.
- A minimum of three or more years’ experience and have a certificate in a cognate discipline will qualify for advanced standing.
- A diploma in Social Work or related discipline (with an average of 65% or more) will qualify for advanced standing.
- Mature students who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be invited for an interview before being offered a place on the programme.
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Health and Social Care Department, and in line with UniSey’s policy.
* Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken will be at the discretion of the University.
YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 1
YEAR 3 – SEMESTER 1
Human Behaviour and the Social Environment
Introduction to Sociology
Understanding Mental Health
Professional Development Skills
Social Work Law and Human Rights
Interpersonal Communication & Counselling Skills
Social Work Management, Supervision and Leadership
YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 2
YEAR 3 – SEMESTER 2
Research Methods for the Social Sciences
Social Work Research Proposal
Gender and Cultural Diversity
Social Work Field Practicum 2
Social Policy Development and Analysis
Field Integration Seminar 1
Introduction to Social Welfare
YEAR 2 – SEMESTER 1
YEAR 4 – SEMESTER 1
Social Work Theory and Practice 1
Crime Prevention and Probation
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
Social Work Research Dissertation
Child and Youth Welfare
Introduction to the Social Work Profession
YEAR 2 – SEMESTER 2
YEAR 4 – SEMESTER 2
Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities
Social Work Field Practicum 3
Social Work Theory and Practice 2
Social Work Field Practicum 1
Field Integration Seminar 2
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