The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with the knowledge and skills and (the acquisition of) values to practice social work in South Africa and in a changing regional and global context. The successful completion of the qualification will enable you to be registered with the SA Council for Social Service Professions and practice as a social worker.
Students who wish to register as a Social Worker have to complete a four-year bachelor degree in Social Work.
The curriculum for B (Social Work) consists of 35-semester modules compiled as follows:
|The first year||Second year||Third year||Fourth year||Semester modules|
|Social Work 1A&1B||Social Work 2A&2D||Social Work 3A&3E&3H&3 J||Social Work 4A&4C&4D& 4H&4I&4J***||15|
|Social Work Internship 1*||Social Work Internship 2*||Social Work Internship 3*||Social Work Internship 4*||8|
|Psychology 1A&1B||Psychology 2: any two modules||Psychology 3: any two modules or Sociology 3A&3B or Development Studies 3A&3B||6|
or Development Studies 1A&1B
or Development Studies 2A&B
|10 semester modules||8 semester modules||8 semester modules||9 semester modules||35|
Recommended second major option: Development Studies, Psychology and Sociology.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.
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