Social Work

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:1 year
Local:$ 11.3k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 11.3k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: May 31, 2021
StudyQA ranking:243

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The aims of this program are:

  1. To become reflective practitioners who are able to assess changing social needs and adapt their own performance accordingly.
  2. To become self-directed learners, recognising personal educational needs, selecting appropriate learning resources and evaluating progress.
  3. To develop specialised knowledge and skills at an advanced level to match up with the emerging social needs and problems in all their complexity and extensiveness.
  4. To be able to assess critically professional activities and advocate for appropriate reforms in the system.
  5. To acquire the competence as a researcher-practitioner, so as to enrich one's knowledge base for the development of new policies and interventions for emerging issues.
  6. To be able to recognise, maintain and develop professional identity to ensure the contribution of the profession in the changing times.
  7. To be "research literate" - to criticise, use and promote relevant research; and to be able to think theoretically - to criticise, use and promote the development of social work theory.
Integrative courses 12 units
Human Diversity and Cultural Differences 3 units
Research & Programme Evaluation 3 units
Social Work in a Changing Social Context 3 units
Critical Management Practice 3 units
   
Specialisation courses 9 units
Students must choose ONE of the specialisations below:  
Youth Work Specialisation  
Youth & Cultural Practice 3 units
Critical Youth Work 3 units
Youth at the Margins: Theory & Practice 3 units
   
Mental Health Practice Specialisation  
Mental Health, Mental Disorder & Social Work 3 units
Crisis Management and Integrated Mental Health Practice 3 units
Working with Families with Mental Health Issues 3 units
   
Elective courses 9 units
Child & Adolescent Mental Health 3 units
Family Therapy 3 units
Narrative Approach to Counselling 3 units
Globalization and Community Development Practice 3 units
Dissertation 6 units
 

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess:

  1. a bachelor’s degree in Social Work* from a recognised university or equivalent

           (Usually a good second class degree is required, but applicants with outstanding work experience may be considered)


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  1. an overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  2. a score of 537 (paper-based test) or 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  3. an equivalent score on a comparable test.

Others

Preferably with 2 years of work experience in the field of social work or equivalent.

The Government offers financial assistance in the form of non-means-tested loan to all students.  The beneficiaries are expected to repay their loans within a specified period after graduation. 
Scholarships are bestowed upon selected recipients including new students on the basis of academic merits and other criteria stipulated by the donors. 

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