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University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

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

(for courses commencing October 2014)

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

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

Semester 1

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

ECN1005 Principles of Economics 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN3061 Professional Language Skills: Social Work/Social Administration 2 ECTS
MAL2032 Il-Malti għall-Amministraturi Pubbliċi 2 ECTS
SWP2103 People at Work 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP2122 Principles and Forms of Social Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP2141 Social Policy Workshops 1 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2311 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 1 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2701 Skills for Quality Service 5 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

ECN2216 Economics of Social Policy 4 ECTS
IOT3211 Creative and Critical Thinking for Social Intervention 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1623 Developmental Psychology 2 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP2102 Welfare Benefits 2 ECTS
SWP2321 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 2 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2646 Governance and Administration in Social Welfare 4 ECTS (NC)




Total Workload this year: 60 credits

YEAR THREE

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

Semester 1

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

DBS2002 Disability Issues in Social Policy and Social Work 3 ECTS
PPL2161 Development in Contemporary Societies 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP2154 Tools for Quantitative Analysis 1 2 ECTS
SWP3502 The Practice of Evaluation 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP3551 Social Policy Practicum A (200hrs) 10 ECTS (NC)
SWP3702 Social Policy Workshop 2 2 ECTS




Semester 2

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

PPL4211 Family Policy in Contemporary Societies 6 ECTS
SWP2650 Social Enterprise: Concepts and Methods 4 ECTS
SWP3081 Management and Leadership in Social Welfare 3 ECTS
SWP3132 Social and Economic Policy in Malta 2 ECTS
SWP3157 Further Tools for Quantitative Analysis for Social Policy and Welfare 4 ECTS
SWP3531 Current Trends in Community Care 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP3602 Evaluation Project 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP3703 Globalization, Restructuring and Europeanization in Social Policy 4 ECTS (NC)




Total Workload this year: 60 credits

YEAR FOUR

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)

SWP4041 Dissertation 15 ECTS (NC)
SWP4518 Social Policy Second Practicum and Reflective Exercise 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

MGT3041 Human Resource Management 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP3508 Strategy and Planning in Social Policy 6 ECTS
SWP4371 Equal Opportunities in Social Work and Social Policy 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

SWP3520 Understanding and Applying Social Policy Analysis 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP3521 Foundations of Project Management in the Social Sector 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP3644 Foundations of Poverty and Social Exclusion 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP4517 Integrative Exercise 7 ECTS (NC)




Total Workload this year: 60 credits
Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in Social Policy: 240 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: 29 March 2016
 
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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