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University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy
(B.A. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2016)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for an optional study-unit to the value of 2 ECTS.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1313 An Overview of Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP1263 The Social Context of Welfare 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP1267 Pre-Placement 4 ECTS
SWP1341 Social Skills Development 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PBL1014 Legal Aspects for Social Work and Social Policy 5 ECTS (NC)
PSY1622 Developmental Psychology 1 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP1352 Introducing Social Policy 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL1017 Family Law for Social Policy and Social Work 5 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
SWP1351 Issues of Social Concern - Feature Films 2 ECTS
SWP1353 Introduction to the Worlds of Social Work and Social Policy 8 ECTS




Total workload this year: 60 credits

YEAR TWO

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DBS2002 Disability Issues in Social Policy and Social Work 3 ECTS
ECN1005 Principles of Economics 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP2141 Social Policy Workshops 1 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2154 Tools for Quantitative Analysis 1 2 ECTS
SWP2311 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 1 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2642 The Origins and Development of Welfare States 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

Students are required to choose a study-unit to the value of 2 ECTS credits from the following:

HST1126 The Mediterranean in Modern Times 2 ECTS
MAL2032* Il-Malti għall-Amministraturi Pubbliċi 2 ECTS

* Study-unit MAL2032 is highly recommended.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ECN2216 Economics of Social Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1623 Developmental Psychology 2 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP2321 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 2 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2646 Governance and Administration in Social Welfare 4 ECTS
SWP2648 The Maltese Welfare State in Context 4 ECTS
SWP2650 Social Enterprise: Concepts and Methods 4 ECTS
SWP3157 Further Tools for Quantitative Analysis for Social Policy and Welfare 4 ECTS
SWP3644 Foundations of Poverty and Social Exclusion 4 ECTS (NC)




Total Workload this year: 60 credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SWP3041 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN3061 Professional Language Skills: Social Work/Social Administration 2 ECTS
SWP3502 The Practice of Evaluation 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP2506 Social Policy Seminars 6 ECTS
SWP4371 Equal Opportunities in Social Work and Social Policy 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP3508 Strategy and Planning in Social Policy 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SWP3081 Management and Leadership in Social Welfare 3 ECTS
SWP3132 Social and Economic Policy in Malta 2 ECTS
SWP3520 Understanding and Applying Social Policy Analysis 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP3510 Community Care and the Mixed Economy 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP3521 Foundations of Project Management in the Social Sector 4 ECTS
SWP3571 Practicum 8 ECTS (NC)




Total Workload this year: 60 credits
Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in Social Policy: 180 credits


This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy or in Social Work under the auspices of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 20 March 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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