Bachelor of Science(Honours)In Social Work

About the Programme

The BSc Honours in Social Work will be a 4 year programme which will have 6 semesters of taught courses and 2 semesters of internship. A student will need a minimum of 120 credit hours to satisfy the requirements for graduation. The programme will be multidisciplinary in nature and will borrow selected courses from Psychology, Sociology and Counselling. The students will carry out independent research under the supervision of assigned lecturers.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be selected on the basis of the following:
A minimum of 5 O levels including Maths and English. Atleast 2 good A level passes with 2 points or better in relevant subject areas.

Mature Entry:

Candidates will be considered for mature entry under the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be at least 25 years or above at the time of application
  • Applicants must have obtained 5 O level subjects including English and Maths
  • Work/Practical experience in a related field will be an added advantage

Year One Semester One

  1. HSW 111 Introduction to Social work (3 hrs)
  2. HPS 141 Introduction to Social psychology (3 hrs)
  3. HSA 201 Introduction to Sociology 1 (3 hrs)
  4. HCS 101 Communication skills 1 (3 hrs)
  5. HFR 111/HPO 111French/Portuguese for beginners 1 (3 hrs)
  6. HSA 100 Introduction to African studies (3 hrs)
Total Credit Hours: 18 hrs

Year One Semester Two

  1. HSW 121 Social Welfare Services (3 hrs)
  2. HSW 123Introduction to Child and Family Development Theories (3 hrs)
  3. HSW 124 Sociology and Management of Social problems (3 hrs)
  4. HCS 102 Communication skills 2 (3 hrs)
  5. HFR 112 French/Portuguese for beginners 2 (3 hrs)
  6. HIT 100 Introduction to Information technology (2 hrs)
Total Credit Hours : 18 hrs

Year Two Semester One

  1. HSW 211 Child Welfare policies: Formulation and Implementation (3 hrs)
  2. HSW 212 Trauma Counselling in Social Work (3 hrs)
  3. HSW 213 Social and Emotional Intelligence (3 hrs)
  4. HSW 214 Research Methods and Statistics in Social Work (3 hrs)
  5. HSW 215 Managing Social Welfare Organisations (3 hrs)
  6. HSW 216Social Work with children and families (3 hrs)
  7. HSW 217 Industrial Social Work (3 hrs)
Total Credit Hours: 21 hrs

Year Two Semester Two

  1. HSW 221 Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice (3 hrs)
  2. HSW 222 Child rightsin Context (3 hrs)
  3. HSW 223Social Work with Individuals and Groups 1 (3 hrs)
  4. HSW 224 Psychosocial support for vulnerable populations (3 hrs)
  5. HSW 225 Social Workand the Law (3 hrs)
  6. HSO 427 Sociology of Disasters and Relief Work (3 hrs)
  7. TEV 200 Ethics and Christian Values (2 hrs)
Total Credit Hours: 20 hrs

Year Three Semester One

  1. HSW 311 Social Work methods and Interventions in Africa (3 hrs)
  2. HSW 312 Social Work with Individuals and Groups 11(3 hrs)
  3. HSW 313 Social Work with Communities (3 hrs)
  4. HPS 242 Community Psychology (3 hrs)
  5. HSW314Reflective Professional Practice in Social Work (3 hrs)
  6. HSW 315 Helping children with special needs (3 hrs)
  7. HSW 316 Psychiatric Social Work
Total Credit Hours: 18 hrs

Year Three Semester Two

  1. HSW 321 INTERNSHIP - FIELDWORK (15 hrs)

Year Four Semester One

  1. HSW 321 INTERNSHIP- FIELDWORK (15 hrs)

Year Four Semester Two

  1. HSW 421 Social policy and Social Administration (3 hrs)
  2. HSW 422 Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Work Programmes (3 hrs)
  3. HSW 423Social Conflict: Impact and Management (3 hrs)
  4. HSW 407 Research Project (6 hrs)
  5. HSW 122 Building Individual and Family Resilience (3 hrs)
Total Cridit Hours: 18 hrs

Graduates in the BSc (Hons) programme in Social Work will produce professionals who will work in a range of different settings, including direct practice, management, education, research and roles in industry. The social workers will be eligible for employment in positions such as: Social workers, Counsellors, Programme managers/officers in NGOs dealing with vulnerable populations and Child protection officers.