National University of Singapore

NUS Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)

Social Work as a subject in the University first started in 1952, when it offered the first professional social work qualification in Singapore, the two-year Diploma in Social Studies. Since then, it has evolved with the changing times, circumstances and requirements of the country into its present form.

The Social Work curriculum follows the modular system in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Besides the undergraduate degree, Social Work graduate education at NUS is also available, both by coursework and by research.

For further information relating to admission issues, please visit the website of the Office of Admissions http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/


Single Major [B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.)] (for AY2007/08 cohort onwards)

Accumulate at least 100 MCs of SW modules, which include the following:

1.

Read and pass the following modules:

SW1101E Introduction to Social Work,
SW2101 Working with Individuals and Families,
SW2103 Social Group and Community Work Practice,
SW2104 Human Development over the Lifespan,
SW2105 Relationship Skills & Social Work,
SW3101 Social Work Research Methods,
SW3103A Social Work Field Practice,
SW3104 Advanced Practice in Social Work,
SW4101 Advanced Family-Centred SWK Practice,
SW4102 Advanced Social Policy & Planning, and
SW4103 Advanced Research and Evaluation.

2.
Read and pass a minimum of 20 MCs of other level-2000 and level-3000 SW modules, of which a minimum of 16 MCs of level-3000 SW modules.

3.
Read and pass a minimum of 25 MCs of other level-4000 SW modules.

4.
SW4402 Honours Thesis/Project is optional.


Single Major (B.A.) (for AY2007/08 cohort onwards)

Accumulate at least 60 MCs of SW modules, which include the following:

1.

Read and pass the following modules:

SW1101E Introduction to Social Work,
SW2101 Working with Individuals and Families,
SW2103 Social Group and Community Work Practice,
SW2104 Human Development over the Lifespan,
SW2105 Relationship Skills & Social Work,
SW3101 Social Work Research Methods,
SW3103A Social Work Field Practice, and
SW3104 Advanced Practice in Social Work.

2.
Read and pass a minimum of 20 MCs of other level-2000 and level-3000 SW modules, of which a minimum of 16 MCs of level-3000 SW modules.


Second Major (B.A.) (for AY2007/08 cohort onwards)

Accumulate at least 48 MCs of SW modules, which include the following:

1.

Read and pass the following modules:

SW1101E Introduction to Social Work,
SW2101 Working with Individuals and Families,
SW2103 Social Group and Community Work Practice,
SW2104 Human Development over the Lifespan,
SW2105 Relationship Skills & Social Work,
SW3101 Social Work Research Methods,
SW3103A Social Work Field Practice, and
SW3104 Advanced Practice in Social Work.

2.
Read and pass another 8 MCs of level-2000 and level-3000 SW modules, with a minimum of 4 MCs at level-3000.


Minor in Human Services (for AY2006/07 cohort onwards)

Accumulate at least 24 MCs of SW modules, which include the following:

1.

Read and pass the following modules:

SW1101E Introduction to Social Work, and
SW2104 Human Development over the Lifespan.

2.

Read and pass a minimum of 16 MCs at level-3000, provided module requirements are met and the modules are not excluded for Minor students.

The following modules are excluded for Minor students:

SW2101 Working with Individuals and Families
SW2103 Social Group and Community Work Practice
SW2105 Relationship Skills & Social Work
SW3103/SW3103 A Social Work Field Practice
SW3104/SW3218 Advanced Practice in Social Work
SW3209 Counselling Theories & Practice
SW3214 Counselling Process & Skills


Students who have read the above excluded modules before they declare Minor in Human Services cannot use them to fulfil Minor in Human Services requirements.

For more information related to the undergraduate programme, please refer to the website of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
Visit http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/prog/index.html