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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in Social Work (Preparatory Programme)
 
COURSE CODE UPPMASWKPDT

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

COORDINATOR

Level NA

Not Applicable

2 Semesters

Part-time Day

45

Natalie A. Kenely

COURSE OVERVIEW
This course programme provides knowledge and training of core social work subjects which serve to complete the knowledge and skills that applicants would need in preparation for joining the Master of Arts in Social Work. The programme will help students to build on their foundation academic knowledge and through this process help to shift their knowledge paradigm.

This course requires students to acquire a detailed knowledge of advanced social work methods, socio-legal matters and developments in the field, advanced research methods, mental health issues, current trends in the field of community care and social work. It offers compulsory study-units which are assessed at the end of each semester.

The programme of studies, which will be offered on a part-time basis, is flexible in terms of period of study and will be worked out together with each applicant, depending on his/her availabilities, in time for the subsequent intake to the Master of Arts in Social Work. Lectures are held during the day, and applicants will join students reading for a BA (Hons) Social Work. Lectures may be held on any day of the week.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES Students successfully completing the Preparatory Programme for the Master of Arts in Social Work shall:

- Demonstrate that they have gained a solid working knowledge of advanced research methods
- Demonstrate that they have mastered and assimilated the dynamics of working with diverse individuals
- Show that they can apply advanced theories of social work in specific areas of practice
- Demonstrate interpersonal and social work skills in different scenarios
- Demonstrate the ability to write good academic pieces of work
- Demonstrate the ability to apply acquired skills to their current professional context.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY This course provides a pathway to the Master of Arts in Social Work, for holders of the Diploma in Social Work or the Diploma in Applied Social Studies (Social Work) from this University, and a minimum of five years of social work practice. Only those applicants who obtain an average of 65% or better in the preparatory programme shall be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Social Work.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR This Course is aimed at students who wish to read for a Master of Arts in Social Work and who are in possession of the Diploma in Social Work or the Diploma in Applied Social Studies (Social Work) from this University and a minimum of five years of social work practice.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the the Diploma in Social Work or the Diploma in Applied Social Studies (Social Work) from this University and a minimum of five years of social work practice, provided that such applicants shall have successfully sat for an interview, during which they shall be required to provide written and employer-corroborated evidence of social work practice and other relevant qualifications obtained following completion of the diploma course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 

 
Last Updated: 3 April 2017
 
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