Bachelor of Social Work

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a four-year professional degree offered on a full-time basis. The programme focuses on sociology, psychology and social work modules in the first, second and third year of study. In the fourth year, students are exposed to the practical and professional components of the degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 Bachelor university entrance with a minimum APS of 32 or above or equivalent.
  • English level 4; Maths level 2 / Maths literacy level 3

Career Prospects

The Bachelor of Social Work degree prepares students to work as professional social workers. Graduates may choose to work in the public service as social workers, or the private sector, in the human resources division. They may work as employee assistance programme officers. Social workers may be employed in the corporate world to improve employee welfare and benefits. In non-governmental organisations, social workers design, implement, monitor, and evaluate intervention programmes.


Curriculum & Credits

The Bachelor of Social work degree requires 480 credits to complete.


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