Bachelor of Social Work

General

Program Description

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
Sociology 1A&1B
or Development Studies 1A&1B
Sociology 2A&B
or Development Studies 2A&B
4
**English 1C&1D 2
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.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less